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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 Considering Fostering - How would this effect the child I already have?
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answered The school has assigned reading I feel is inappropriate for my son to read. How do I approach this problem with the school and with my son?
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answered Should we always ask to have urine tested when we go to urgent care?
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answered What can be done to encourage grandparents to be equitable between siblings?
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answered How can I deal with my son's refusal to go to school?
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answered How can I keep my newborn baby warm during nappy change?
Nov
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asked Teaching a child to “see the forest”
Nov
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answered 2 year old has very runny stuffy nose for 4 months
Nov
4
answered Getting 7 month baby to focus (a little) while eating?
Nov
4
answered Why did my pre-schooler suddenly develop an odd accent?
Oct
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answered How does one teach kids about how to handle “Stranger Danger?”
Oct
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answered How can allowing children to participate on Halloween be helpful in reinforcing good habits?
Oct
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answered How do you help a seven year old navigate life and friendships in a region where your beliefs vastly differ from the beliefs of the larger community
Oct
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answered Why does my 4 month old playful infant suddenly start screaming at the top of her voice?
Oct
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answered Explaining sexual attraction
Oct
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asked Improving verbal learning
Oct
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answered Techniques for handling teenagers “playing dumb” about things
Oct
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answered For a long flight, would freezing breast milk simplify transporting it?
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answered Effect of homeschool on college chances?
Oct
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answered How to handle disclosing a parent's suicide to friends and their parents