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Why Is My Child’s Behavior Prickly? – Foster Parents Article

When our child’s behavior becomes off-putting, or prickly, it’s often hard to remember that it’s an indication of something bigger going on with them. Remembering this, however, can change how we approach our children… Blackberries are ripening in Indiana. The warm, rainy summer has left our crop of berries abundant. Behind our barn on the east side of our property the blackberry bushes grow wild, twisting and climbing, weaving their way over old tree stumps and hiding the fresh fruit behind tall weeds.…

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Is It Disobedience Or Triggered Behavior? – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email It’s easy for parents who are caring for children with a trauma history to mistake triggered behavior for disobedience. But, when you understand the origin of behavior, your entire perspective changes. Join us for this week’s episode as we discuss this topic… Click Here To Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Often, when our children are agitated, irritable, or aggressive, we can default to a traditional mindset when it comes to their behavior.…

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Is It Disobedience Or Problems With Their Diet? – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email It’s Week 3 of our new podcast series we’re calling “Is It Disobedience Or Something Else?” In this episode we discuss some of the problems a poor diet can create for our children. It’s something we often overlook when it comes to our children’s behaviors- diet. How much does diet play into behaviors that often make no sense, or come out of nowhere, so it seems? Listen to the episode now… On…

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This Is For Every Child With A Special Need – Foster Parents Article

Like many of you, we watched Kodi Lee’s performance on America’s Got Talent last week through tears and celebration. But his performance meant something beyond deep and meaningful for every child with a special need, and their parents. You can do anything!   You are not discredited or disqualified because you have a disability, or a special need! You are equal to all human beings! These were some of the thoughts that raced through my mind, as tears streamed down…

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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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