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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.


Jan
9
asked How to teach civil rights to children who don't know about racism?
Jan
9
asked How to break the cycle of lies?
Jan
7
answered Counting out of context words?
Jan
6
answered Is 4 years old too young to expect them to try to handle their own social situations during play at home?
Jan
3
answered We are beginning the process to foster and adopt a second child, how do we temper our first child's expectations?
Jan
2
answered How do I convince a stubborn 8 year old that the parents are supposed to be in charge?
Dec
31
asked When a child only gets enthused about books above his reading level
Dec
23
asked How can self-consciousness be taught?
Dec
11
answered How to Teach That Following Rules is Not Always Good?
Dec
6
asked How to help a child not be afraid to struggle with things that are easy for her older brother?
Dec
3
answered Considering Fostering - How would this effect the child I already have?
Nov
20
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?
Nov
20
answered Should we always ask to have urine tested when we go to urgent care?
Nov
19
answered What can be done to encourage grandparents to be equitable between siblings?
Nov
14
answered How can I deal with my son's refusal to go to school?
Nov
13
answered How can I keep my newborn baby warm during nappy change?
Nov
13
asked Teaching a child to “see the forest”
Nov
5
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?