foster care advice

Foster Care and Adoption: 6 Things We Would Have Done Differently

This November it has been eight years since our first two kiddos were brought to our door and we plunged into the journey of parenting. We have certainly learned a lot in those eight years! We often g...

The Connected Child – Adoption and Foster Care Book Review

From the Cover of The Connected Child by Karen Purvis, Ph.D., David Cross, Ph.D., and Wendy Lyons Sunshine: “The adoption of a child is always a joyous moment in the life of a family. Some adopt...

“I’m Sorry, We Can’t Share That Information With You”: IEP Advice for Foster Parents (Part 2)

There are many laws and practices that exist in the world that cause never-ending frustrations for the people who find themselves in the middle of those circumstances. Those laws and practices have be...

Chapter 15 – Caring Despite the Consequences- Parent Discussion

Chapter 15 is all about the consequences of disobedience for a group of students, and originally I thought I’d write about that. However, after looking at the chapter again, I decided we will ta...

Harry Potter, First Day Jitters, and…me?

Hi Everybody! My name is Betsy and I met the Finks back in college (when Darren was the only Fink). I have been following them and their journey with their precious children through social media, and ...

Chapter 13 – The Importance of Encouragement and Praise – Kid Discussion

It is chapter 13 and we are back at another Quidditch match. Did you notice a big difference between this Quidditch match and the last one that we read about? Did you notice a big difference in Harry&...

Chapter 8 – Kid Discussion – You Have To Learn To Trust

This is the part of school that most kids hate – having to go to lessons. Harry Potter is discovering that Hogwarts is going to be as much work as it is fun. During his first week he meets a new...

Chapter 7 – Parent Discussion – I’m the Parent. I’m Responsible All the Time.

Harry Potter is at Hogwarts and getting sorted into his house. The teachers and head students are getting everyone settled into the Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin houses. The chapter...

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