Category Archives: children

Child PTSD + ADHD = Merry Christmas from Coca-Cola

Our little foster kid is interesting. Her entire life has pretty much been a crapshoot, which makes her tense all the time. In fact, this rough start to life has led her to develop Child PTSD. Dealing with a kid … Continue reading

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Parenting: Our Kid likes to Clean and Organize (and that’s a bad thing)

Our kid likes to sweep. And clean. And organize. She is only three-years-old. The problem is that she is a perfectionist. We only let her sweep for a few minutes, because if we let her judge how long to sweep, … Continue reading

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Easy as ABC?? Our kid can read… but cannot spell

I’ve been working with our foster kid on her letters and words. She’s only three. Her alphabet goes like this… “A B C D E F G H I J A L M M O V Q R S mee … Continue reading

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Cute things Our Kids Say Wrong – Part Three

Driving home from dinner last week, and the three-year-old out of the blue said: Where’s Catarina? My wife and I look at each other, then we say in sync: Caterpillar? I have no idea how my wife and I both … Continue reading

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How can I be a feminist foster parent?

As a foster parent, we never really know how long a kid will be in our care. A kid might be here for another month. Perhaps years. We don’t know. But as a foster dad, it is my job to … Continue reading

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