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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True Story: The Nurtured Heart Approach® and Me – Foster Parents Article

Lenore Bonilla, embrella’s Support Services Manager, shares her experiences with The Nurtured Heart Approach® Grounded.  That’s a word I became very familiar with in high school.  No, I don’t mean grounded as in “realistic” – I mean grounded as in punished, sent to my room, cut off from friends or from my computer.  I wasn’t a bad kid, really, but there were certain rules I was bad at following.  Mostly, it was my chores, and specifically, it was mowing 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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