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How can I establish new parental controls for older children

I have an interesting issue. We have two new kids that have come to us with tablets. Normally, we would give children of this age tablets (7 and 11). These tablets would have parental controls, and ...
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Potty Training a 3 year Old Foster Child

We just started potty training a 3 year old boy when we got him 2 months ago. He poops on the toilet but he does not understand the concept of when he needs to go. When prompted, he will use the ...
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Our 5-year-old foster child lies and steals and my fiancé has given up on him. What can I do?

At the end of June, my fiancé and I got custody of my cousin's five-year-old son. He has been stealing and lying to us since the moment he got here. We have tried everything we can think of to get ...
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How can I get others to respect our toy/parenting choices?

Let me explain as this sounds weird. So my wife and I are foster parents, and one of the very few things you do differently for foster children than you do your bio-children is a kind of screening of ...
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What should I buy to prepare for being a new Foster Parent

I wish I could have found a clear cut answer to this when my wife and I were looking to setup our home for passing the home study, and receiving our first foster child. What should I buy/get to be ...
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Foster care for a friend's kids

Back story. We have a friend who is having troubles keeping her life together. I'm not aware of all the issues. However, they include an abusive husband (who has now been kicked out), financial ...
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We are beginning the process to foster and adopt a second child, how do we temper our first child's expectations?

I'd like to start by saying, I've seen the question, How can we prepare our child for the arrival of adopted siblings and although I have not looked at every linked resource thoroughly, it looks like ...
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Considering Fostering - How would this effect the child I already have?

In some states, fostering is not necessarily the same as adopting. Depending on the state you are in there are at least two (though sometimes more) different types of foster care licenses. The ...
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Giving the baby away in New Jersey?

I am a pregnant woman: if my baby is proven mentally retarded, what's the procedure I should take to give my baby away to the state foster care? Do I have to pay the state child support if I give my ...
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Is it wrong to ask a foster child about his history?

Recently, someone I know asked his foster child why he was in foster care. The carer didn't know why the child was in care and it was just in regular conversation. This person I know's wife was all ...
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How should I handle my foster son saying he's not my 'real' kid?

I have a foster son, who today loudly and quite seriously proclaimed that he's not my real kid. He's lived with us for over a year, and we are most likely going to adopt him, having started the ...