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Helping Children Grieve

It's not a fun topic to discuss, but foster and adoptive parents help children grieve their losses. It's part of the process that helps children move towards a healthy life.  

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Helping Your Foster Child Deal with a School Bully

Working with your foster child on how to manage a bully at school.

Book Review: The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers is a wonderful book that follows a young lady after she ages out of the foster care system.

Everything You Need to Know About Lifebooks and Your Child

Find thoughts and tips on the basics of putting together a lifebook for a foster or adopted child.

While Planning Your Summer Vacation Keep Expectations Realistic

We have been blessed with the opportunity to enjoy yearly vacations. We have enjoyed taking our children white water rafting in Colorado, visiting friends in

Foster Parenting Hints to Help Prepare for the Summer


Help Your Child Finish the School Year on a Strong Note


Children's Book for Foster Kids

Author and foster mother, Cynthia Miller Lovell, contacted me about the book she wrote back in 1999, for younger foster children. I found her book, The Star

Foster Parenting and Written Documentation

Many foster parents are surprised by the amount of paperwork foster parents are asked to maintain. We keep a child's medical forms, write daily or monthly logs

Foster Focus Magazine and Chris Chmielewski

Photo courtesy of Chris Chmielewski Two years ago we learned about the launch of a new magazine for foster parents and others who work within the foster

Everything You Need to Know About Lifebooks and Your Child

Find thoughts and tips on the basics of putting together a lifebook for a foster or adopted child.

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