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7 Things You Need To Know But Don’t Want To Ask About Fostering

What’s it really like to foster children? Fostering children comes with a lot of preconceptions that are incorrect. Often used as a storyline in TV shows and movies to make sense of a character’s behavior, foster kids have gotten a bad rap.  All over the world, foster carers are desperately needed to fill the gap in an overstretched system. If you have questions about [...]

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How To Reverse Rape Culture In Our Daughters

Think Rape Culture Doesn’t Exist? Think Again Numerous polls show that most Americans believe the assault and rape charges against the American President Donald J. Trump were right but voted him in anyway. That’s rape culture. The Washington Post-Kaiser Poll (2015) found that 20% of young women who attended college during the past four years experienced sexual assault. O [...]

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A Counselor Shares Her Family Communication Activities

Article Goals: Get Kids To Listen Communicate More Effectively Reduce Family Fighting Anyone has the power to transform relationships, even a 9-year-old boy. True Story: There’s this family that seems to fight all the time. The parents can't get kids to listen and the kids don't feel like the parents listen. They can’t seem to talk without fighti [...]

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Amy’s Secret to Family Vacation Success

6 Constitutional Amendments You Need to Enjoy a Multi-Generational Family Vacation When we planned our first multi-generational family vacation, none of us could have known that the political landscape of America in October 2016 would be as divisive and ugly as it ultimately became. But this isn't a post about politics. It's about a multi-generational family trip with an age ra [...]

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8 Reasons Kids Need Science

Yes, kids need science. But what you're probably wondering is why? With smartphones a finger's length away and the almighty Google answering our biggest questions (you too, Siri), the education system's desire to teach science is often ignored because getting information is so dang easy these days. Do you we really need to know how when we can Google the answer? Ye [...]

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7 Things No One Told Me About Being a Father In the 1980s

Editor's Note: My father finally wrote a post for Lies About Parenting! Happy Father's Day, Dad, and sorry about those teenage years. 😉 Love you.Free advice is generally worth what you paid for it, so this is not advice. It’s more like a reality check and what I’ve experienced that I hope might be shared with prospective fathers stepping into the minefield of raising a fa [...]

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Dear Parent, This Teacher Has 8 Secrets to Share With You

Yes, your child is special. To you. You see the sun rise and set in their eyes. They are the love of your life. Their talents endless and their mistakes dismissible. Odds are that in reality, they are probably pretty average. Most people are. Everyone has their strengths to be sure, and likewise everyone has a weakness or two. If your child is coming home with grades [...]

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How To Reverse Rape Culture In Our Daughters

Think Rape Culture Doesn’t Exist? Think Again Numerous polls show that most Americans believe the assault and rape charges against the American President Donald J. Trump were right but voted him in anyway. That’s rape culture. The Washington Post-Kaiser Poll (2015) found that 20% of young women who attended college during the past four years experienced sexual assault. O [...]

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