Why You Should Have Family Time

Why You Should Have Family Time

Family time is an important way to build trust, stronger relationships with your children, and a better family bond. Spending time together can be done in many ways.

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Back Talking in Children

Back Talking in Children

Back talking in children is frustrating but the backtalk can be fixed! Use this 4 step parenting process to get rid of talking back and bad attitudes.

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How to Set Up a Bedroom for Foster Care

How to Set Up a Bedroom for Foster Care

Setting up a bedroom for foster care can be confusing, exciting, overwhelming, difficult, and fun. Kinda like fostering in general! Here are some of my best tips for setting up your house and your bedrooms for foster children.

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Family Meetings Ideas Agendas and Tips

Family Meetings Ideas Agendas and Tips

Family meetings are a great parenting tool for building relationships, creating a stronger family bond and addressing issues as a team. If you are wondering how to have a family meeting, this article will give you lots of tips, ideas, and agendas to help you create a tradition that you can continue for many years.

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Why You Can’t Get Rid of Your Child’s Fear and Anxiety

Why You Can’t Get Rid of Your Child’s Fear and Anxiety

Today I am going to be talking about one of the most important lessons I have learned in helping my own son overcome and work through his nighttime fears. This has been the strategy that has made the biggest difference – both for him and his ability to cope with bedtime as well as for me, and my ability to keep helping him without getting totally burned out, exhausted, and frustrated.

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Courage Activity for Kids

Courage Activity for Kids

Today I want to share one of the more out-of-the-box ideas that my son and I have tried and liked. I think it is important to try multiple styles of ideas that can target different parts of our children’s personalities, learning styles, and personal preferences. This project is great for kids who like to craft and/or be artistic. It also works well for kids who need more physical, concrete coping skills.

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How to Help a Child Who is Afraid Part 2

How to Help a Child Who is Afraid Part 2

Today we are examining the concept of coping skills. If this is a new concept for you, here’s a simple definition. Coping Skills are any action, thought, or positive behavior that you use to help you cope with a difficult situation, emotion, or negative behavior.

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How to Help a Child Who is Afraid

How to Help a Child Who is Afraid

Today’s post is the start of a 5-part series describing some of the most helpful actions we have taken. I want to go in-depth on why we have done certain exercises and actions and why some things have been more helpful than others. I want to give you resources and hope if you are in the middle of a similar hard time with your own child.

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