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Fostering Information Event | Sale, Manchester – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 8th October 2019 by Beth Owen Want to know more about fostering? Then why not pop down to our Sale fostering information event at The Square Shopping Centre in Sale on Friday 15th November 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 also take…

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4 Tips For Teaching Your Kids About Green Living – Parents Article

This is a guest post by Green Coast, a renewable energy and green living blog Passing down the green living habits to your child is one of the best ways to save the resources of the earth. Raising an eco-conscious kid will translate into an eco-conscious adult. The world needs more and more eco-conscious adults in a safe and better future. For one to become an eco-conscious adult, you must create a lifestyle of loving and caring for the environment…

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Ever wonder if I’m gonna have another kid? (Please.) How I deal with tantrums? (Not well.) What I miss most about my pre-fatherhood life? (Everything!) Well you’re in luck! In the latest episode of the Dad and Buried Podcast – our 30th, because somehow we’ve been doing this for more than half a year already – my co-host Pete and I answered a ton of questions from listeners. We talked about the first time we met each other, what we’d…

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Hello August | Renew And Rediscover Yourself In A Brand New Way – Single Mum, Parents Article

It’s August 2019! A time to RENEW as the end of this year rapidly approaches. Sometime during the latter part of July, and for no apparent reason, I started thinking about the month of August. August is the eighth [8th] month of the year so we’ve only got four [4] more months till the end of the year! Can you believe it? I’ve always been fascinated with numbers and their significant meaning. Of the multitude of ways God communicates with…

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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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