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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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comment What's the process to select a School?
@Joe, being in the South has some relevance, though, as desegregation orders are still in place throughout most of the region. That makes it very difficult to transfer your child to a better public school in the district. You have to be careful to move within the boundaries of the school you want, not just the district you want.
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answered As a grandma what can I say if my daughter sits and watches her 4 year old hack at her hair