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Breaking news: Don’t be a dick in restaurants

By now you’ve heard of the restaurant owner in Maine who yelled at some toddler who allegedly screamed for 40 minutes at a table. I don’t want to talk about that. It’s boring. We have no idea what happened. As messed up as it is to squeal...
by renegade mothering on Jul 21, 2015

When did we start trusting “experts” over our own eyeballs?

A few weeks ago, in an uncharacteristic move because I hate pain, I engaged in a conversation on Facebook about sleep training. It was in response to an article basically saying how sleep training does not harm baby brains, or whatever, which I belie...
by renegade mothering on Jun 30, 2015

Our Annual ADHD and RAD Kid Summer Planner:

Welcome to Our Annual ADHD and RAD Kid Summer Planner, otherwise known as: "Why I Didn't Lose My Mind While My Kid's were on Summer Vacation" by Foster Parent RescueBy John and Diane(First appeared on our blog 5/8/12) We are only a few short weeks aw...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 22, 2015

How to Get Your Kids to Sleep in Their Own Beds

As a parent, we have all experienced the midnight kick in the back by a little one that has crawled into bed with us.  Perhaps from infancy you had your baby sleep in bed with you, or maybe during some rough nights, you brought your toddler into bed...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on May 4, 2015

The Golden Rule of Parenting

Google “how to build your child’s self-esteem” and you will get pages and pages of results. Most of the articles are filled with insightful and helpful tips, and many are worth your time. I found wisdom on raising a confident child and how to b...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Apr 27, 2015

The Hidden Dangers Of Sunscreen

You are probably one of those devoted parents, who always applies sunscreen to your child before going outside.  You are not alone, millions of parents apply conventional sunscreen to not only themselves, but their children as well.  Why wouldn’t...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Apr 20, 2015

How to Help Your Child Make Friends

Parents often worry whether their child is fitting in socially and if they are making enough friends, the right friends, and more.  Common among young children, it may difficult for them to socialize and make new friends.  As a parent, it is up to...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Apr 18, 2015

Tapping Into Creativity to Teach Self-Soothing to Children

Hi Friends, I just wanted to share this article from Psychcentral.com. Some interesting ideas on how to help your kids deal with stress and how to Self Soothe (You can probably use them too!)9 Tools to Help Kids Cope Creativly with StressBy Margari...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Apr 11, 2015

How to Get Your Kids to Clean Their Room

It is a common complaint among parents – I cannot get my child to clean his/her room.  This can be very frustrating to parents – clothes scattered everywhere, paper and garbage piled in corners.  Surely it is unhealthy and just down-right ugly...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Apr 6, 2015

Blending Your Foster Kids and Your Bio Kids: Part 3 When Jealousy Rears Its Ugly Head…

By John and Diane When I first started doing foster care I knew it would be a growing and learning experience for my whole family. If you read Parts 1 and 2 of this series, you can see that the growing has been painful at times, but there have been c...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 17, 2014

Into the Fold: Blending Your Bio Kids with Your Foster Kids - Part 2: Rooms to Grow…

by John and DianeI asked my daughter to write down her thoughts on growing up in a home with foster children and I thought that her advice and insights would be very valuable to new (and experienced) foster parents out there. I feel that foster pare...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 10, 2014

Into the Fold: The Effect on Your Bio Kids When Foster Kids Come Home: Part 1.

 by John and DianeBecoming a foster parent when you already have children of your own is a big decision, and one that is sometimes made with well-intentioned naïveté. At least, it was in my case.Ten years ago, I led my family, (2 daughters an...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 3, 2014

Who Will Your Children Be Tomorrow?

It’s hard to think about Tomorrow when you’re bogged down in Today. Today brings carpooling, dirty laundry, tired kids, picky eaters, messy homes, friend problems, struggles in school or sports. Today is all-consuming. I’ve always told my kids...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Sep 22, 2014

Goal Setting for Kids

Goal setting for kids can really improve your child’s drive to succeed in all areas of his life.  I’ve been doing goal setting workshops with my son once a month and they have been working wonders with him so I wanted to share.  I love these wo...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Sep 15, 2014

5 Ways Moms can Make Time for Themselves

It shouldn’t be so hard to take care of ourselves right? But as a mom, the day-to-day chores and responsibilities can be overwhelming and trying to find extra time (what is that anyway) for ourselves can seem almost impossible. Here are a few easy...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Sep 8, 2014

How to Get Kids to Clean Their Rooms

Your kids LOVE cleaning their rooms right? Yeah mine doesn’t either but I hope I made you laugh;) Here are some tips for getting a reluctant cleaner to tidy their rooms with minimal fuss. 8 Tips to Get Kids to Clean Their Rooms Cause and Effect...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Sep 1, 2014

7 Parenting Rules That Should Be Broken

Every household has its rules. But I am a firm believer that one of the jobs of being a good parent is knowing when to break your own rules. The old saying “rules were meant to be broken” is especially true when it comes to parenting. Knowing wh...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Aug 25, 2014

Dealing with the Introverted RAD Kid: Introverted Tantrums and the Fall Back Technique

by John and Diane RAD kids or children with trust, attachment or trauma disorders, tantrum or “go off” in two different ways. Some are extroverted: meaning they direct their anger outwards- towards You (lucky you…) calling you names, breaking y...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Aug 22, 2014

How to Deal With a Difficult Teacher

It’s that time of year! We’re all finding out who our kids have for a teacher in the upcoming year. Most of us all have our heart set on a certain teacher and are disappointed when our child gets the “bad” teacher that no one wants. Here are...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Aug 18, 2014

How to Create Positive Parent Teacher Relationships

There’s only a few weeks left of summer and we’re all starting to prepare for back-to-school! Here are a few tips to help you create a positive partnership with your child’s teacher that will foster the best possible learning environment in the...
by Less Than Perfect Parents on Aug 11, 2014


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