I haven't written about Kaleb much lately. Not because he hasn't given me some material, he's a teenager, after all. 😉 But, most of it has been just that. He's a teenager. And, wow, aren't they just plain irritating?? I mean, really! He has all the answers and doesn't mind telling you. haha. And, even though, … Continue reading Raising A Teenager Is Different.
I read a lot about how different transracially adopted kids can feel and it always makes me worry. I like to think that it's not that big of a deal, but I'm sure that's a bit of denial talking. You only have to clink a link on the internet to find a story about how hard it … Continue reading Does My Daughter Feel Different?
So, I took William to counseling, the other day. Each time, she talks to me first so I can update her on William's progress or issues. I often feel like I'm the one being counseled. She has even suggested that I come in to see her myself if I can find the time. Would you believe that she … Continue reading Understanding My Son
There is no doubt that William was the one most affected by his past. While I can give you examples of how everything affected the other three....like the fact that Antwan's speech was about a year behind because, by all accounts, no one really talked to him for the year before we got him. Or … Continue reading The Mind Of My Troubled Son
There's a difference between prejudice and racism. We all have prejudices. Right or wrong, I think we all do. The trick is to recognize them and not to let those prejudices dictate your behavior. Because then you are a racist. Growing up, I had black friends. It wasn't a big deal. Why should it be? … Continue reading Fighting For My Children