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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 also began homeschooling our children after having multiple problems at public school. My son went from behind in reading to 2 or 3 grade levels ahead.


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answered How to teach a child to swallow pills?
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answered Can giving a book that is too advanced for the child put the child off?
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answered How can I address toddler's fear of water over her face?
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revised Attention issue or low self-esteem
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answered how to help my 4 yr old son to recognize alphabet and numbers?
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answered Should we get her a doll?
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comment The great debate: Minivan or SUV
@Joe, if you feel an edit would improve the question, please feel free to do so.
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comment The great debate: Minivan or SUV
I like how my parents put it when I was learning to drive. 4WD helps you start, but doesn't help you stop.
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comment Parents' experience of leaving water warts (molluscum contagiosum) untreated?
Thanks for sharing your experience. I removed the part about the treatment. See the meta discussion about this question for more information.
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revised Parents' experience of leaving water warts (molluscum contagiosum) untreated?
remove the part about treatment
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comment Assertiveness for 6-year-olds
Thanks for the feedback. I made a bad assumption because usually those traits go together. See my edits.
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