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W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook

W.I.S.E. Up the Owl

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W.I.S.E. Up the Owl leads young readers through the book with questions about feelings, different ways the topic of adoption is brought up by peers, and how to handle situations as they arise. Kids are given choices on how to respond with several different examples. W.I.S.E. Up the Owl also introduces the topic of adoption in the media and asks kids to examine what they have seen, heard, and read and to decide what they think about the way adoption is portrayed. Is it true information or not?

Case Examples

The case examples used in the book name fictional children experiencing a wide range of situations from internationally adopted Molly dealing with her class studying her birth country to Jesse not looking like his adoptive mother. These are real issues that adopted kids, whether internationally or domestically adopted, deal with daily at school or in their neighborhoods. The case examples help the children to see that they are not alone in these situations and that lots of kids have dealt with them successfully and that they can too. The W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook offers kids real solutions that they can use at any time to handle themselves with confidence and strength.

The W.I.S.E. Up Formula

The W.I.S.E. Up formula offers the options kids are looking for when faced with rude, annoying, or thoughtless questions.

Children are given several options, what you can say or what you can do, along with examples for each. The W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook is an awesome choice to help kids get a good start with a new adoption, new school, or new school year.

The Parent's Guide

A parent guide accompanies the W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook. It details the purpose of the book, the goals of the program, an explanation of the W.I.S.E. Up formula, and how to help your child use the book.

More Information and Final Thought

W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook offers practical easy to follow advice for kids and their parents. We can't stop people from being rude, annoying, or thoughtless but we can empower our kids to rise above it all.

W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook is recommended for children ages 6-12, and can be purchased directly from The Center for Adoption Support and Education,Inc.(C.A.S.E.)

(Published by The Center for Adoption Support and Education,Inc., 2000
ISBN 0-9711732-0-6)
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