Words have POWER • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

Sometimes the best blogs come from the hearts of dear friends. A while back a young mom posted this on social media. She has two young children and a heart of gold. I’m sharing this with her permission as food for thought as we kick of a series of blogs about the reality of parenting and how our words have impact. “Words have POWER. Order matters… Happy boy with raised armsThis morning my 4 year old came to me so…

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Why Is My Child’s Behavior Prickly? – Foster Parents Article

When our child’s behavior becomes off-putting, or prickly, it’s often hard to remember that it’s an indication of something bigger going on with them. Remembering this, however, can change how we approach our children… Blackberries are ripening in Indiana. The warm, rainy summer has left our crop of berries abundant. Behind our barn on the east side of our property the blackberry bushes grow wild, twisting and climbing, weaving their way over old tree stumps and hiding the fresh fruit behind tall weeds.…

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Spread Too Thin – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Today, instead of putting my son on the bus and going straight to work, I took him to school so I could visit his class for “First Fridays.” First Fridays are a monthly occurrence on which parents are allowed – and encouraged – drop in on school and find out what our kids are working on. Afterwards, on the train – in the middle of wondering WTF common core is all about – I suddenly realized I’d completely forgotten to…

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Loneliness Awareness Week | Loneliness in Children & Young People – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 21st June 2019 by Beth Owen An infographic on loneliness in children & young people | Loneliness Awareness Week What is Loneliness? “A subjective, unwelcome feeling of lack or loss of companionship, which happens when we have a mismatch between the quantity and quality of social relationships that we have, and those that we want.” Loneliness Awareness Week Loneliness is a feeling that can be experienced by anyone. It is common for isolation and loneliness to be seen as…

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How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? – Parents Article

How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? Being a parent and managing a family can be stressful at times. Sleepless nights with a newborn, toddler upsets, or a bout of illness can all test a parent’s ability to handle challenging moments with grace and ease. While these moments are generally fleeting—children eventually sleep through the night; toddlers learn to regulate their emotions; illnesses pass—constant stress can take its toll on us as parents. It’s important to know some…

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Parenting with Multiple Sclerosis – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

*My wife, aka Mom and Buried, originally wrote this piece for Today.com* Some moments are seared onto your mind. For me, one of those was an otherwise normal day as a new mom to a beautiful four-month old little boy: the day that I got a call from my neurologist diagnosing me with multiple sclerosis. When the call came, though I was already exhausted and stretched too thin as a new mom, I felt a wave of relief. Finally, I…

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How to Keep Kids Learning Over Summer Break – Parenting Twins Article

I think I speak for just about every parent when I say that I look forward to summer break with equal parts excitement and stress. I look forward to not packing school lunches and readily wave goodbye to homework for a few months. However, I also stress about what I am going to do with these kids all summer so we don’t all drive each other crazy! We all want to keep them busy, happy, and LEARNING all summer long.…

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Great Manchester Run | A 10k Challenge for Team Lorimer | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 24th May 2019 by Beth Owen This past Sunday, some members of Team Lorimer took part in the 10k Great Manchester Run. Their aim was to help raise vital funds for The Fostering Network charity. They chose to run in aid of The Fostering Network as they are a charity very close to our hearts. Team Lorimer were also joined by two young superstars, Claire’s daughter and one of our young people in placement! The 10k run took place during…

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Fostering Meet & Greet | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 21st May 2019 by Beth Owen FOSTER CARE FORTNIGHT EVENT Want to know more about fostering? Then why not pop down to our Fostering Meet & Greet event at Lorimer House in Sale on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 for a chat and to meet the team! You will be able to talk to one of our Social Workers about becoming a Foster Carer; what the role entails and what support and training you will receive from us as an agency. You can…

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#ChangeAFuture | Rachael’s Story | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 20th May 2019 by Beth Owen The theme for this years Foster Care Fortnight campaign ran by leading fostering charity The Fostering Network is ‘#ChangeAFuture’. Changing futures is something we know all of our foster carers strive to do. They work with the young people who live with them every day to make sure that they achieve their goals. The aim of the #ChangeAFuture campaign is to showcase the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. We spoke with Rachael,…

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