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A guide to more confident, consistent and effective parenting Child Mind Institute – January 22, 2018 One of the biggest challenges parents face is managing difficult or defiant behavior on the part of children. Whether they’re refusing to put on their shoes, or throwing full-blown tantrums, you can find yourself at a loss for…(Read More)

Blessed Beyond a Doubt – January 16, 2018 It happens to just about every kid at some point – back talking. The sassy and negative replies can sneak up on a parent, but you can stop the back talking with these 4 techniques to end rude responses. Quickly defuse the situation and end the bad…(Read More)

Anxious Toddlers – May 29, 2015 by Natasha Daniels Bath time a struggle? Although bath time may be relaxing for some children – there are many kids who go running in the opposite direction when they hear the word “bath.” Kids fight bath time for many different reasons. If your little ones have to be chased down…(Read More)

Could this classic discipline technique actually make the situation worse? Learn what experts recommend, including a new and improved five-step technique for giving time-outs. December 17, 2017 – Parents Magazine By Alisa Bowman Time-out certainly sounds like a brilliant fix: A child spends a few minutes sitting alone, and emerges calm and cooperative…(Read More)

The Spruce – October 23, 2017 by Heather Corely What does a baby really need in the first weeks at home? The answer is – not much. This basic baby needs checklist will help you choose those baby essentials, often called the layette, that your little one needs to have in the first precious weeks…(Read More)

Ideas to Help Promote Bonding Through Activities The Spruce – April 4, 2017 by Carrie Craft These activities are not for every foster or adoptive parent or every foster or adoptive child. Only do what is comfortable for you and your foster/adopted child. Keep in mind: Child’s Age – Chronological and Emotional Child’s History…(Read More)

Foster Children Endure Multiple Placements Due to Disruptions The Spruce – April 4, 2017 by Carrie Craft It’s not something we like to think about as foster parents, but sometimes a placement just doesn’t work out. There are various reasons why foster care placements don’t work and disruption, or asking that a foster…(Read More)

The Spruce – April 4, 2017 by Michael Robison Your foster child has moved in, is settled into his room, and learning your home rules. Now comes the time that many foster parents worry the most about – meeting the child’s birth parents. For the sake of all concerned, it is very important for the foster…(Read More)

No Bohns About It – February 4, 2016 When a person decides to become a foster parent, they often wonder the best way of setting up a bedroom for foster care. Waiting for the call is tough, and shopping and painting and all the decorating can be a fun way to pass the time. As tempting…(Read More)

The first day… The Spruce – October 31, 2017 by Carrie Craft When a foster child is first placed in your home a lot of fear and stress comes through the front door along with the child, for both of you. The child is fearing the absolute worst about you and his/her situation. Questions may…(Read More)

Sunshine and Hurricanes – November 28th, 2017 by Michelle Meyers Parenting a teen (or tween) isn’t easy. We have certainly heard all the horror stories of defiance, disrespect and general disinterest. But, often such tales of teenage turbulence are wildly exaggerated.   Teens may have a reputation for unsettling their parents and wreaking havoc on family…(Read More)

Clinician, Beth Breen, discusses useful tips for helping children manage anxiety.    Tip 1. Routine and Structure Simply being an adult who responds to a child in a consistent and reliable manner who they see on a regular basis can help them to manage anxiety in their daily lives. Tip 2. Cookie Breathing Cookie breathing helps…(Read More)