November 2009

Need to Know: Your Child’s Growing Pains

November 30, 2009

Many parents accuse their children of faking a condition known as growing pains. Growing pains may not be officially recognized in the medical world, but about twenty five to forty percent of children will experience them. Growing pains are tied to an aching, throbbing pain in the legs and sometimes in the abdominal muscles. They […]

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Foster Care Home Inspections

November 29, 2009

Children are generally placed in foster care because their parent or guardian is not providing a safe, stable or suitable environment for them. For many children who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect, foster care is only meant to be a temporary situation. The goal is for them to return […]

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Getting Your Child to Sleep in Their Own Bed: Tips and Tricks

November 28, 2009

A sleepless night spent in bed with your child definitely has repercussions the next day for the entire family, not to mention you. When children start making a habit of sleeping in mom and dad’s bed and not their own your sleep patterns change and so do theirs. Finding a way to get them into […]

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Becoming a Foster Parent: Emotional Requirements

November 28, 2009

One of the biggest responsibilities of a foster parent is their ability to provide emotional support for their foster child. This if often a monumental task as many foster children are traumatized by the circumstances forcing their removal from their home. Adding to the difficulty, many foster children who have been in the foster care […]

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Becoming a Foster Parent: An Overview

November 27, 2009

The need for foster parenting has never been greater. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent here is an overview of the program requirements and certifications. Experts advise that you check with your state for specific foster parent regulations since they can differ dramatically from state to state. Children who are placed in […]

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Help Your Child Stop Lying: Tips and Suggestions

November 27, 2009

Children are peculiar when it comes to lying as there are no rules given to them about when they should or shouldn’t lie. Therefore it is difficult to tell whether or not they’re telling the truth at times. Children lie in variety of situations for variety of reasons. Some children lie because they don’t have […]

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