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Parenting Tip - Let's try that again.

Adoption Foster Care Parenting Tips

I have a few magic words that will make your kids behave! Who's interested? Okay, so, they aren't really magic, but they have been helpful for our family. Read more below.

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Parenting Tip-Dinosaurs or Legos?

Adoption Foster Care Parenting Tips

Parenting Tip-Dinosaurs or Legos?

Foster kids have not been able to control very many decisions in their life. They have been told where they can live and where they can’t. They have had many adults, probably mostly strangers, telling them what comes next. They don’t have a choice. It’s not up to them. One thing that you can do for your foster or adopted child, is offer them choices. Let them feel like they get to make some decisions. Grapes or applesauce. Red shirt or blue shirt. This helps them feel like they have a little bit of control in their life. Plus, you’re less likely to have an unnecessary battle if they get to help with the decision.

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Parenting Tip - Shopping

Adoption Foster Care Parenting Tips

Parenting Tip - Shopping

They say parenting is the hardest job you'll ever have. I would have to say that parenting foster/adopted kids is the hardest job that I've ever had. Thankfully, we knew that it was going to be difficult before we got started and we jumped in anyway! I’m going to start posting parenting tips from time to time that have helped us as we go through this crazy adventure. Hopefully, you’ll find something that works for your family, too.

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Rainy Day Activities

Adoption Foster Care Parenting Tips

Rainy Day Activities

Here is a list of fun activities that you can do with your child when you can’t go outside. Some of these may seem simple, but keep in mind, if you haven’t done these with your foster or adoptive child, then it’s likely that they have never done them before. Go make a happy memory!

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My pet peeve

Adoption Personal

My pet peeve

Can I go on a little rant? This is one of my biggest “pet” peeves. When we started looking into adoption, we quickly realized that the term had been hijacked by the pet community.

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