The world of childhood is quite different from our adult world. It is not simply a smaller version of it. It is a different world, and you have to learn to understand it. You have to learn to "read" child's behavior. Every parent needs these skills, but parents adopting internationally may need them more then others, since you will not have the advantage of understanding your child's native language.
Boris Gindis, Ph.D.
Activities to Promote Healthy Development
These activities are entertaining for a whole family and promote cognitive abilities of a newly adopted child. They also set the stage for developing mutual attachment in the family through shared fun and play. The descriptions of activities offer general ideas, and the parents should feel free to make necessary adjustments. It’s important to understand that a child adopted from an overseas orphanage can, for example, be seven years old according to the birth certificate, but developmentally (emotionally and cognitively) is very likely two or three years younger. Thus, the suggested sets of activities differ mostly by the goal parents may have in mind, rather then by child’s age.
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