White elephant – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The zero hours contract yielded 5 hours work today. Another 50000000 hours and I might just keep the bank manager from sending me snotty letters. Just enough time left for a quick run. The light was stunning. It’s the quiet before the next storm hits. “Is it true that we are getting another storm.” “Yes Son it’s due to hit at the weekend. But this time maybe just a little less wind but much more rain.” “Great. I bet they…

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Choices And Consequences – Joyful Reliance, Resourceful Moxie – Single Mum, Parents Article

My daughters and I have a running joke when we talk about bad situations people get themselves into. My son-in-law is a police officer, and I have worked as a 911 call taker and currently work at the Oregon State Hospital (the state psychiatric hospital). My brother-in-law is a fire fighter/paramedic. When we get together as a family, we share lots of “war” stories. Well, my brother-in-law and son-in-law more than I, because of the confidentiality we have at the…

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How To Discipline Children in Foster Care — – Foster Parents Article

One of the most frequently asked questions by newer resource parents in my preservice classes has been, how to discipline foster children. Discipline can be frustrating for any parent, even more so, when the child is not biologically yours. Discipline is essential in parenting and when used appropriately, is an opportunity to teach children acceptable behavior; the sole purpose of discipline should always be to educate. I must warn you, as a foster parent trainer, I try to be very…

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