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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 Daughter is reluctant to participate in proposed family meeting. What kinds of objections do you anticipate she has?
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answered What is good way for me to learn how to suppliment my child's education? is almost 5
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answered Disadvantages of having 2 children (1 year apart) in same school class
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awarded  behavior
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answered Need suggestions on how to deal with my 5 yr olds defiance and aggressiveness
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answered Typical frequency of discplinary issues for a kindergartener?
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answered My 1 year old chews for a second and then swallows it whole
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comment Destructive when unattended
Those ideas might work for naptime, but I'm not seeing it for night time.
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asked Destructive when unattended
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comment What safe ways are there to get a baby to sneeze?
I accidentally nicked the tip of my nose last week while shaving (I was still waking up, okay?), and used a styptic pencil to stop the bleeding, which stings like crazy. Made me sneeze around 6 times, big sneezes too. Oh wait, you said "safe." :-)
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revised Where does a child's intellectual curiosity come from?
add comment about okay to fail
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comment At what week will the doctor be able to determine my Baby's Sex
Considering my 6 year-old nephew was thought to be a girl until the actual birth, I'd say 40 weeks :-)
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answered Where does a child's intellectual curiosity come from?
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answered How do you explain to a very sociable 5 year old about strangers?
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answered 2 yo sad when I leave for work in the mornings