Are you looking for hints about co-sleeping safely with your baby? Want to avoid dangers when sleeping with an infant? I am one of many mothers with experience sleeping safely with my new baby in my bed. Here’s my thoughts and advice for any new mother who wants their baby to co-sleep safely and securely in the same room
Different Types of Foster Care Placements Understanding the different types of foster care placements is important. Foster care isn’t as simple as children just going to foster parents. While in foster care I lived in 5 different types of placements. Since there are more foster children than there are foster parents, the system must use
Help Foster Children in Group Homes ~ Here’s How! You can help foster children in group homes. These kids are often forgotten. They come come from abusive homes. But when they are removed from birth families they lose contact with the good in their lives, as well as the bad. Kids are thrown into a
Former Foster Child ~ My Best and Worst Lists After Foster Care As a former foster child it is easy to get caught up in all the negatives, and overlook any good things about being a foster child. Aside from the obvious of saving me from a bad home life, my childhood years being fostered (and my early adult years as a self-conscious
How to Help Baby Sleep Through the Night For the first few months of your baby’s life, a good night’s sleep will be nothing more than a fading memory. It is fact of life for every new parent. There’s a lot going on in your baby’s new world, and a lot to get used to.
What Should You Consider Before Buying Gifts For Foster Children? There is a lot to consider when getting gifts for foster children. Consider a few things like: What is the age of the child? How many homes have they have been in? How long will they be with you? What is their personality like?
The more I write about foster care, the more people hear my opinions. I believe that’s a good thing, but I worry sometimes that my emotion may overshadow my true feelings. And my passion may conceal my real personality. When I write I usually do it with passion, emotions, and a past as a foster child that
Aging out of foster care was both an exciting and terrifying time for me. Here is my advice to all foster parents, to help save your foster child a lot of worries in the future when they’re aging out of foster care. . Aging Out of Foster Care ~ 5 Important Lessons for Foster Children
No matter how long you have been a foster carer, the first day with a new foster child can be an anxiety filled day. This is not the day for big events, major outings, or many guests coming over to your home. Keep it simple. The main things to focus on in the first days are meeting their
During my years as a foster child, I spent time in five different group homes. There were differences, of course, but many of the issues and problems were shared. To appreciate the importance of the five ways to make group homes better for foster children outlined below, it helps to view children’s shelters through the eyes of a foster
When foster carers agree to care for another parent’s child or children you never know quite what to expect. Some foster kids fit comfortably into life in their new home. Others resist and cause conflict. Even foster carers who do their best may find a child refuses to eat or bathe. Yes, foster children can be
Most foster parents actually care. They want to do better, say the right things, and be there for their foster child. However unless you are the rare foster carer who was also a foster child, chances are you have no idea of the effects of your words and actions, no matter how much education or training you
What Age Foster Children Are You Getting Your Home Ready For? Before reading any further you need to know that the age of the foster children you take in depends on the type of items you need to get. Also the number of children you are willing to take in will change how much you
Becoming A Foster Carer ~ 5 Questions to Ask Yourself I have been a foster mother so I have first-hand experience of the trials and tribulations associated with becoming a foster carer, and the triumphs and joys of embracing a foster child in my life. Foster agencies are currently running television commercials to attract new foster carers because
I think it is great that you’ve been walking your kids to their classrooms. Yes, I can see the arguments your friends make for helping them develop independence but there’s lots more to consider than the superficial ‘independence’ element. One day I’ll have more time to write on this subject, but here’s a few thoughts that spring