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We adopted Tatiana when she was almost 11 from Russia. She lived a turbulent childhood, moving from family to orphanage, to foster family back to orphanage...then finally to us. Her adjustments here have been amazing, however. We expected a lot more rebellion or attachment issues and are thankful she is a pleasant child most of the time. We have had her in counseling since the beginning...even before she could speak English. I have to laugh that the times I came to the counselor with what I thought was 'the orphanage years rearing its ugly head' was just 'normal teenage girl issues'. As the mom of 4 boys, I am quickly learning that one teenage girl is equal to them in drama, emotions and more.
She still has trouble with some english vocabulary and sometimes is just thinking too fast to say the right things. Recently we had a 'crisis' while trying to find a religion book. I insisted I had bought her it already and she was claiming she still needed it. The story has a funny ending. You can see it at my blog... http://adoptioncoach.wordpress.com/that-religion-book
Can anyone else relate to this? Teenagers? Are they as exasperating as mine?

Debbie M....Mom of 5

Tags: Russia, adoption, language, skills, teenagers

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That's a hilarious post!

We have 10 boys and 2 girls and I still have more stress from the two girls than from all 10 boys put together. Girls love to argue! There are several entries on my blog that would tell you more. www.fletcherclan.blogspot.com

Or you can check out the book we just published at www.outofmanyonefamily.com
I love your blog! I have been reading it. I am so glad it is not just me....sorry! I know I was a 'girl' once also but I don't think I was the 'drama' type. I have total respect for you having 12 kids. People think I am a saint by having 5. So I am not sure where in heaven that puts you...lol!
Take care...
Debbie

Claudia Fletcher said:
That's a hilarious post!

We have 10 boys and 2 girls and I still have more stress from the two girls than from all 10 boys put together. Girls love to argue! There are several entries on my blog that would tell you more. www.fletcherclan.blogspot.com

Or you can check out the book we just published at www.outofmanyonefamily.com

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