Archive for July 2013

Top Adoption Books For Kids: A Reading List for Children and Teens in Adoptive and Foster Families

Top Adoption Books For Kids: A Reading List for Children and Teens in Adoptive and Foster Families
Portrait of an Adoption is happy to present this comprehensive list of fiction and nonfiction books that are relevant to adoption and foster care, based on months of careful research.  Children’s books are listed first, followed by Young Adult/Teen books.  Enjoy and please share this list of adoption books for kids! PICTURE BOOKS AND CHAPTER... Read more »

Homesick at Summer Camp: A Tale of Resilience

Saturday marked two weeks since we left our 9-year-old at camp, another two weeks until she returns home.  When we first returned home, I missed her with an intensity that startled me.  My knees buckled a little when I opened the dryer and found some of her favorite clothes tangled among the rest of the... Read more »

Comic-Con: Faces in the Crowd Day 1

Awesome costumes everywhere!
Check out some of the cosplayers and sights we saw during our first day here at San Diego Comic-Con!  If you are here too, DO NOT MISS our panel on Sunday at 4 pm in rm 4! Carrie Goldman is the award-winning author of Bullied.  She will be moderating Comic-Con’s 1st-ever anti-bullying panel at 4... Read more »
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The Antidote for Helicopter Parents? Sending Your 9-Yr-Old Away to Camp

The Antidote for Helicopter Parents? Sending Your 9-Yr-Old Away to Camp
I don’t think of myself as a helicopter mom.  Or at least, I didn’t until today.  And I guess the diagnosis is coming at the right time, because I’ve found the antidote to helicoptering. It’s called sleep-away camp. Yes, I just left my 9-yr-old at camp for a month.  And every hour that we drive... Read more »