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Summer Study

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Nuts & Bolts

As I’m pretty sure is often the case with kids who’ve been in and out of foster care, E is slightly behind scholastically. In his case, I believe this is partly due to disruptions and instability, and partly due to an environment which allowed him to slack off. Regardless of how it happened, he will be entering 7th grade this fall, and while I backed off on school this year to focus on attachment and […]

Parenting With No Expectations

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Adoption / Foster Care / Nuts & Bolts / Spirit Talk

I recently read this blog post by Michelle Duggar. Now, Michelle may be a controversial figure, and while I don’t totally agree with her theologically, I do think that as far as parenting, she knows a thing or two. She has 19 children, all of whom seem (at least on television) to be respectful, loving, and well-rounded individuals. So when she offers parenting tips, I pay attention. This particular one, that we give up expectations, […]