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7 Of The Worst Things You Could Say To Adoptive Parents

Some years ago, one of my son’s schoolteachers learned she and her husband had successfully navigated an often-tortuous process and could become adoptive parents....

We Feared It Would Be Difficult To Adopt As A Same-Sex...

It’s a big thing for any couple to decide they want to be parents. To agree they’re committed enough and responsible enough to...

I Had To Adopt My Own Daughter – And Being Half...

It’s not often I talk about adopting my daughter, even though the day it became official was one of the best of my life....

The Adoption Scandal – How Some Parents Are Being Pressured To...

When a child is put up for adoption, we generally assume it’s because the parents had no other choice. The common belief...

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6 Things You Should Never Say To Your Kids

We’ve all been there. Personally, before I was a mother, I swore my kids would never hear me say: “Because it just is!” I...
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Curious Kids: Why Do We Count To 10?

Why do we count to 10? – Quentin, age 5, Randwick. Counting is perhaps one of the oldest scientific operations still in use today. From a...

Dear Doctor – You Gave Up On My Child But I Forgive You

Dear Doctor. You may not remember my daughter, Amadeus, or me, but I will never forget you. But I forgive you. You were the one who told...

Curious Kids: What Would Happen If The Sun Exploded?

What would happen if the sun exploded? – Lizey, aged 12, Australia. The sun is a star, and when a star explodes it’s called a...
The Ultimate Guide To Tantrums

The Ultimate Guide To Tantrums

Toddlers The Wind-up Cry Cause: Denial of toy/food/TV. Symptoms: Can be on a hair trigger. Often begins as a low whine but builds over several seconds to...

9 Ways To Keep Christmas Spending Under Control This Year

Ah, those holiday traditions. Singing carols. Spending time with family and loved ones. Delicious food. And panicking about how much it’s all cost afterwards....

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