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We had many hours of training to be foster parents for a year, and were reimbursed our expenses by the county, so I jokingly say we were professional parents. We have witnessed the effects of very bad parenting first hand, and learned many different ways to reverse those effects, often with professional guidance.

We've parented a wide gamut of children. Some of our foster children were of a different ethnicity than us. Our oldest daughter has cerebral palsy, we adopted our son, and our youngest was a surprise baby after thinking we couldn't have children without fertility treatments.

After she was born our plate was too full to continue fostering, but we are grateful for the experience, and I hope to be able to pass on some of what we have learned on this site. In a few years when we have teens I expect you all to return the favor.

We recently started homeschooling our children, which should be a source of interesting questions.


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answered How to prepare my 4 year old for his 4 year old vaccinations?
Aug
15
answered What can I do to stop my child from being over-sensitive?
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answered When should a toddler stop having problems with personal pronouns?
Aug
5
answered Is it safe for one-year old baby to sleep in her car seat for long hours?
Aug
5
answered Why do my parents start ridiculing me in front of my friends?
Jul
31
answered 11mo baby is shaking arms and legs when excited
Jul
29
answered Bedtime vs amount of sleep?
Jul
18
accepted Making isolation not feel like a punishment
Jul
18
accepted How to address hemming and hawing?
Jul
18
accepted Doing good things in the wrong way
Jul
17
asked How to handle copycatting?
Jul
9
answered Toddler hitting older sister
Jul
9
answered Myopia in my 2 year old toddler
Jun
27
comment Is there an infant-equipped transportation service with car seat to and fro airports?
We've never been charged for car seats. You just have to check them at the gate instead of with your other luggage. You can also get bags designed to carry them, with both wheels and backpack straps. Makes the trip through the airport much easier.
Jun
21
answered How do you pass hand-me-downs to a younger sibling without fostering resentment?
Jun
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Help! My 5 year old just won't poop on the toilet
Jun
17
answered how to teach persistence to 3 year old
Jun
17
asked Doing good things in the wrong way
Jun
6
answered How to inspire a 7 year old to accelerate reading efforts?
Jun
4
answered I love my step son so much but it irritates me when he compares me to his dad