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

It’s Sunday so it’s time for a bit of Switzerland. The Alps are one of the worlds greatest mountain ranges. Certainly not the tallest but they are big enough. Especially when you get close up to them. But what they do have is a magic. A special atmosphere. A place where it’s still possible to feel small. Humble in the face of nature. A place where you feel a million miles from our vast urban sprawls. Somewhere you can reconnect…

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It’s a fight – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Life is a permanent fight for survival. That applies to plants. It applies to humans. It applies to me. It probably applies to you. For me it’s a fight on many fronts Depression Grief Isolation School Government Health Providers Finances Stereotyping Body Tiredness Workload With myself It’s never ending. As much as you try you can never apparently win. Often your best hope is to just keep in the game. Survive another day. But the key is to try and…

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Why We’re Not Sending Our Child To Residential Treatment Again – Foster Parents Article

We’ve been down this road in the past. Several times if I’m being honest. But now, we’ve decided to change our entire approach to parenting our child. I’ll never forget December 15, 2014. I sat alongside my wife in a cozy office, in another state, clutching both of my knees with my hands so tightly, I’m sure they left a mark. Just outside the window to my left the gray conglomerate of trees, left naked from winter winds, glistened with…

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Is It Disobedience Or Survival? – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email We are excited to kick off a brand new season of The Honestly Adoption Podcast. Beginning with this new season, we are also featuring the show on YouTube. Check it out.. Click Here To Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel For the next several weeks we are asking the question, “Is it disobedience or something else?” The reality is, children who have experienced significant trauma display behaviors that can often be misinterpreted as…

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How An End Of School Year Awards Ceremony Made Us Proud Of Our Kids! – Foster Parents Article

Sometimes we can become so exhausted on this journey that we lose sight of our children’s accomplishments. They are warriors. Many have had to overcome so much! Even if you’re in a hard season, you have reason to be proud! Once again, to my surprise, school is drawing to a close for the year. Parents, we’ve almost made it! Announcements for award ceremonies are going out through multiple emails. Parents are notified if their children will be receiving an award.…

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

The Oilseed Crops are stunning at this time of year. Just a carpet of yellow. As we walk along the path I ponder the chances of being ambushed by a group of barbarians in giant banana costumes. Son wonders if this would be the perfect location for Pikachu to hide. As we walk along son suddenly asks “Why do I have dyslexia?” Son already knows the answer but it’s vagueness, it’s lack of clarity doesn’t sit well with his way…

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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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Marriage Mondays on a Thursday? – Parenting Twins Article

I didn’t plan on writing a blog post today, but as I was reflecting on my day today, there were some things I learned and it was way too long to put it into a post, so voila! Here we are. Do you ever feel like you’re running a million miles a minute without a minute to just breathe?! After a really busy few weeks between work and life in general, Jose and I realized we really needed to schedule…

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How Do You Know When It’s Time For Residential Treatment? – Foster Parents Article

It’s a question our team receives quite often from parents all over the world: “How do I know when it’s time to consider residential treatment for my child?” Our answer has changed over the years… I’ll admit it openly. If you would have asked me this question just 6 or 7 years ago I would have told you a very different answer than I would today. No doubt would I have said something to the effect of, “You’re exhausted, you…

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5 Habits To Bring into the New Year – Parenting Twins Article

Well, the new year has come and we are full swing into 2019.With a new year comes a fresh opportunity to reestablish habits or maybe incorporate new routines. There’s something beautiful about having a fresh start! I wanted to share some habits that I think are helpful and that I want you to consider incorporating into your routine if you’re not doing so already. Often the focus of the new year is health and fitness. While this is extremely important,…

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