Consequences in the context of foster care and adoption

“But they can’t get off scott-free!” I frequently hear reactions like this from parents in response to their children’s baffling behaviors. “X behavior isn’t okay!” I hear this, too. Misbehavior is not okay. It is still wrong. Behavior makes sense in context, though. If caregivers can understand why children are engaging in this misbehavior, then they can consider consequences, and if consequences …

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Perspective Shift

Babies are needy.  Everyone knows this.  A newborn infant has no ability to meet their needs for food, comfort or shelter, aside from using their little lungs to make big noise. If you gave birth to a child or brought one home from the hospital in an adoptive or foster …

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