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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 should I deal with a 3 year old storming off and sulking over minor incidents
Jul
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answered 2 year old not responding to simple commands
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revised 13 year old losing muscle
removed bit about immunologist
Jul
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answered 13 year old losing muscle
Jul
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reviewed Reviewed How to get my 3 month old to nap and sleep longer
Jul
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reviewed Reviewed How do we stop our daughter rolling over and waking herself up?
Jul
9
revised How do we stop our daughter rolling over and waking herself up?
clarify acronym
Jul
8
answered How do I get my primary-schooler to love learning?
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
7
answered How to persuade my father to stop physically abusing my mother?
Jul
3
comment Child (4-11) does not get into any of their preferred schools - now what? (UK)
I think it's an interesting question, though. I'll put some of my thoughts in Parenting Chat.
Jul
3
comment Child (4-11) does not get into any of their preferred schools - now what? (UK)
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a legal matter rather than parenting.
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jul
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answered Is there any benefit of pushing your child to go to school each and every day?
Jun
27
reviewed Close My almost 5yr old son won't poop in toilet..about to start school
Jun
23
comment How can I make noisy toys quieter?
Using an inline resistor would require a relatively rare resistance value and risk introducing problems like distortion or heat, because amplifiers are designed to drive a certain resistance. It's better to change the gain setting in the amplifier circuit. If you're lucky, sometimes there's a trimpot you can adjust with a screwdriver. Otherwise, posting a picture of the circuit board to electronics or reverse engineering stack exchange chat might get you some help.
Jun
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to inculcate concentration for 5 yr old kid?
Jun
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Four year-old likes ripping things
Jun
17
asked Four year-old likes ripping things
Jun
17
comment My son witnessed a friend receiving corporal punishment; how do I prevent this from sending the wrong message?
Yes, I'm referring to some of my former foster children.