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5 Tips for Parents of a Child in the Hospital via @Sara {Mom Endeavors} | @Right Start Blog #baby #kids #parenting

Thinking about Adoption? Tips from a Mom Who’s Been There. Right Start Blog.

7 Ways to Give Your Child a History When a child is adopted from foster care at an older age, he needs to understand his story up to placement and the significance of his joining a new family forever. Here are hands-on activities you can use to start this conversation.

I'm not to sure about this as a child's time out...perhaps before the need for a timeout...or when u see another child having a melt down. Though I do agree in directing and teaching kids this is how to give yourself a time out...but don't know that it would work in this age group. ....been there done more. Original pin"Love this, because time out never works!"

Honestly I'm struggling with this one right now. I committed to respect my child's birth family for years. Recent events have made this hard - not in front on the kids- but when talking to other adults or in my own head. I'm praying on trying to get back to that place of peace and respect. #adopt #birthfamily #respect

Tips for easing the time change transition from child sleep expert, Jenni June //

"Every foster parent knows how hard, and yet how rewarding it can be to care for a child with a difficult past and an uncertain future. Christie Erwin has been a mom, in the middle of it, for countless children over nearly two decades. In this poignant and insightful book, she honestly shares the reality of making yourself vulnerable to the pain and indescribable delight of giving your heart away to a child."

Great article on helping your child through reactive attachment disorder. #adoption #WaitingToBelong