What Adopted Preschoolers & School-Age Kids Need From Adults Who Love Them June 02, 2021
$36 per person non-member. Special price Pact members receive 25% discount.
Preschoolers are very concrete thinkers. They are just beginning to learn about things like “same and different” and are beginning to apply their new ideas and understandings to everything, including friends and family. For this age group, the idea of “difference” doesn’t bring with it the uncomfortable feelings that it can evoke in parents. When a child learns that another child was adopted, they usually process it as just another piece of information. When they notice racial features and differences, they are simply categorizing as they are learning to do with shapes and colors. Parents and adults have a wonderful opportunity to introduce preschoolers to the full range of family structures and racial/ethnic diversity in a fun and constructive way. Being careful to use respectful adoption, race and identity language can set the stage for these kids to view their own identity – or their classmate’s – in a positive way.
PST Time, CA
Start: June 2, 2021 11:00 AM
End: June 2, 2021 12:30 PM