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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.


Feb
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comment Need help getting toddler to take prednisolone
You might try a stronger juice, something that's already somewhat bitter, like grapefruit or cranberry.
Feb
19
revised What role do imaginary friends play in a child's development?
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Feb
16
comment How can my toddler learn to stay under the blanket at night?
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Feb
14
comment My 3 year old grandson always lays down when he plays. It Is this normal?
Note that being precocious doesn't preclude a learning disability. This situation is common enough to have its own name: twice exceptional.
Feb
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reviewed No Action Needed What can I do to get my 5 year old to have respect and self control?
Feb
13
reviewed Reviewed When and for how long should a baby and one-year-olds be allowed to cry?
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reviewed No Action Needed Is the “1 2 3 Magic” strategy for disciplining effective?
Feb
10
reviewed No Action Needed How should I wake up my 4 year old?
Feb
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reviewed No Action Needed How can I help a child who won't talk to anybody at school? Selective mutism
Feb
10
answered Is it normal for a five year-old to be put in detention repeatedly for not being able to sit still and be quiet?
Feb
10
revised Is it normal for a five year-old to be put in detention repeatedly for not being able to sit still and be quiet?
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Feb
9
answered When (if ever) is it appropriate to spy on your teenager's texts?
Feb
9
reviewed Excellent How fast does the prenatal swimming reflex disappear?
Feb
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reviewed Excellent What do you say when your child says “You're mean!”
Feb
9
reviewed Satisfactory Two year old still takes a bottle of milk before bedtime, should I wean her from the bottle and the milk?
Feb
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reviewed Satisfactory What's a good way to encourage a toddler to blow their nose?
Feb
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reviewed Needs Improvement Nursing an infant while being pregnant
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reviewed Satisfactory 5 yr old son behaving sexually
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reviewed Satisfactory How to help a tomboy not dread puberty