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    10 Awkward Situations that Ive Faced As a Foster Parent - These are super spot-on {r}

    #1: How long will my foster children be with me?

    Tips for how to be a good foster mom, written by a former foster kid.

    When you sign-up to be a foster parent, you surrender yourself to the unknown.

    Adoptive Parenting: How It’s Different and Why (basically everything our adoption classes talked about boiled down to a few points- all research based).

    Why I chose to become a foster parent May is foster month! Find out why these real moms went down this path. @sheknows #foster #parenting

    Quirky Discipline Rules That Work. I LOVE the 8pm Rule. Who am I kidding, I love them all. From a foster parent!

    A humorous look at foster parenting www.adoptinfo.net...

    Foster Parents — Top 10 Things to Make a Foster Child’s First Day Easier

    Aware Parenting is firmly grounded in Attachment Parenting -- and more!

    An insightful and eye opening article about what it's like to foster and adopt traumatized children (aka, in most case, older children). I wish more people understood this. "There is nothing that can prepare you for parenting a traumatized child."

    11 Things I'd Wished I'd Known Before Fostering or Adopting // momlifetoday.com (Could have been written by my daughter.)

    7 Tips for Foster Parents to Keep Your Emotions in Check when Children May Leave. Emotions in. Click here to see more on my foster parent board: www.pinterest.com... #foster care

    10 ways to stop a tantrum- very helpful!

    I have done a post before on 10 Ways to Calm an Angry Child. I want to give you some more tools to handle anger in a child. I also want to encourage you to get to the root of true anger. Kids can become angry and frustrated just because they’re kids and don’t know how to handle their emotions yet. This can come from simple things like not getting… <a href="http://meaningfulmama.com/2012/10/day-278-10-more-ways-of-helping-kids.html">{Read More}</a>

    Foster: Preparing to become Foster Parents

    Check out these 5 ways to help kids in foster care (without becoming a foster parent) - foster parenting

    How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids {Parenting Tips} {Positive Parenting}

    How to help Foster Children Overcome Trauma and Aid Attachment

    I'd like to take this idea and make this picture with a brain map of a kiddos from hard places. Would help adoptive and foster parents see the trauma impacted brain.

    learning surrender as a foster parent; series on how to prepare your heart to foster