Families

Reflecting on the Experience of Holiday Magic – Foster Parents Article

12.25.2019 By Brianna Franco, Marketing & Policy Intern The Holiday Magic program is truly a magical experience this time of year for everyone at Treehouse. This season, we provided more than 5,000 meaningful gifts to the kids and young people in our state. Our youth and caregivers made special requests for items such as a movie ticket bundle, Incrediblocks and wireless headphones. The stories below have been compiled by Treehouse staff this holiday season: As a special request, we sent…

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Treehouse Families Ride Into the Holidays – Foster Parents Article

12.11.2019 By Catherine Krummey, Treehouse Marketing & Social Media Manager Dozens of kids in foster care and their families came together Saturday for the ninth annual “Ride Into the Holidays,” held in collaboration with the Seattle Center Monorail and the Downtown Seattle Association. The event started with everyone gathering at the Seattle Center Monorail Station for refreshments, caricatures, crafts and creations from a balloon artist. From there, we boarded the train to Westlake Center. We took some time on the train to…

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Which Celebrity Role Model Do Parents Think Is Best for Their Children? – Foster Parents Article

Home > Blog > News > Celebrity Role Models – Who Do Parents Think Is the Best Role Model for Their Children? In this article we take a look at the Top 15 Celebrity Role Models voted by parents in the UK. We asked 2,000 UK parents who they think is best celebrity role model for their children. The survey was carried out in November 2019 and the results were as follows.  RankNameOccupation% of Votes #1Richard BransonBritish Business Magnate6.69% #2David BeckhamEnglish…

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Fostering Statistics 2019 UK – How Many Foster Carers are There? – Foster Parents Article

Foster Carers play a critical part in the lives and upbringing of thousands upon thousands of children in care in the UK. But just how many foster carers are there?    How many of us would consider being a Foster Carer? According to our recent Google Survey (500 adults in the UK questioned between 11th and 14th August 2019), just over 40% would be at least open to the idea of taking on the role of Foster Carer, while almost…

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Most Desirable Jobs According to Parents in the UK – 2019 Edition – Foster Parents Article

All parents want what’s best for their children. But how do our opinions of ‘what’s best’ differ when it comes to their future careers?    In this article we discover what parents in the UK want their kids to be when they grow up. To find out, we conducted a survey, where we asked 2,000 parents the question:   ‘If your child were to go into the following as a career, how happy would you be?’   Each parent was…

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June-July 2019 Family Friendly Community Events – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!June Community Events KidsPlay, produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, provides free interactive and educational programming for children and their families in Market Square. This began June 4 and continues throughout the summer, the free events run on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (with a free lunch and a snack) and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids will meet visitors from the Heinz History Center, Animal Friends, Texture Contemporary…

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“The Well-Balanced Family,” by Robert F. Myers, PhD – Parents Article

The Well-Balanced Family focuses on four areas: Connectedness, Open Communication, Fitness, and Organization. Using an evidence-based approach, author Robert Myers, PhD teaches parents how to encourage developmental play activities, develop avid readers, instill cooperation and mutual respect, improve physical fitness, build self-esteem and character, and reduce struggles over bedtime, chores, and homework. It also provides tips for helping kids safely make the most of their screen time. This is only a snippet of a Parents Article written by Susan Heim Read Full Parenting Article

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Treehouse Store Makes Impact for Kids, Youth and Young Adults in Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

04.24.2019 By Catherine Krummey, Treehouse Marketing & Social Media Manager Our free store provides ages 0-26 who have experienced foster care with clothing, accessories, school supplies, books and other essentials. This spring, we’ve heard lots of positive feedback about the store. A girl we serve stopped by the store for some school supplies. She was about to start at a new school and was able to get a planner, a journal, a calculator and other basics. She was most excited…

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March 2019 Family Friendly Events – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! Enjoy these March Family Friendly Events in Pittsburgh and Surrounding Communities! Pittsburgh Parent March Event Calendar KidsBurgh March Events Calendar Kids Out & About March Calendar Macaroni Kid Pittsburgh March Calendar   Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! This is only a snippet of a Parents Article written by Tamara Read Full Parenting Article

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Mother-Baby Placements: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know – Foster Parents Article

It’s commonly considered that children are our most precious natural resource, as they will inherit this world well after we’re gone. Ensuring that our children are properly prepared to become the adults of tomorrow is an important job and one that needs doing. It’s why becoming a foster carer is such a crucial endeavour. Being a foster carer is an experience that can be incredibly rewarding on an emotional level. There’s simply nothing more gratifying than knowing you’ve played a…

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