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Response to the Unexpected: Behaviors | – Foster Parents Article

  In Birmingham, Ala., spring is in the air (and so is coronavirus disease 2019). Our daffodils are blooming, the azaleas are budding. It is the time of year we should all be out enjoying baseball and picnics and the beginning of the longer days. Instead we are all in this most unusual and unprecedented situation. We are learning new terms like “social distancing,” “flattening the curve,” “COVID-19” and “quarantine.” Our children from hard places have difficulty with transitions on…

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Week 17 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

{Carly’s first self portrait} {My guy & his dad} {Grandma Carol & Carly May} {He’s always playing with her hair. Melts my heart.} {Uncle Samuel & his biggest fan} Celebrating… Easter by having Josh’s parents and brother over for dinner.  Josh did all the cooking and I baked a carrot cake from scratch with my grandma Beverly’s recipe.  Everything was super yummy and the company was really lovely.  The kids loved their easter baskets (the boys all got pens and…

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Week 2 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

Watching… Christopher Robin with Logan, Wyatt & Carly on movie night. It was such a cute movie, I didn’t want to miss a minute. Pooh said so many quotable things!! I absolutely loved it!!  I also watched Birdbox on Netflix this week, with Josh, and it was really good.  Highly recommend both. Undecorating… for the holidays.  I did this slowly, over the course of several days, which is very unlike me, but the boys’ school schedule was weird this year…

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Let Them Have Their Feelings – Foster Parents Article

Let them have their feelings Just about a year ago, Mieshia Smith, a counselor with Child Crisis Arizona, began working with a 4-year-old girl who was having trouble forming attachments to her paternal grandmother who had formally adopted her. The girl was throwing fits when angry, yelling at her new adoptive mother and crying. Mieshia began working with both the child individually and the family weekly. Over time they learned that the girl responded better when there was less rushing…

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