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Get Kids in the House - Meet "M"

Feb 07, 2017
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“M” is an active yet introverted girl who enjoys playing with friends and her toys. She can express her needs in simple sentences, feed herself, put her shoes on and careful go up and down stairs. If you or someone you know might be interested in adopting her, please contact Lisa Tinh CHLSS (651)...
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Get Kids in the House - Meet Destiny

Jan 03, 2017
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Meet Destiny Destiny is eager to having a fresh start, a new bedroom, new school, and new friends! She likes to laugh and smile and thinks of herself as being pretty funny! Being the girlie girl that she is, her favorite color is pink and likes jumping rope, water coloring and drawing. Destiny...
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8 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Jan 02, 2017
By: Kids in the House
Many parents are concerned with how to keep the Internet safe for their children. And the best way to do so is by knowing the things kids do online and the risks they face. Understanding how children behave on the internet is the key to keeping them away from potential dangers. An online safety...
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Understanding Adoption Costs

Jan 02, 2017
By: Kids in the House
There a millions of individuals around the world who would like to adopt a child. Whether due to fertility issues, an understanding of the need for adoptive parents, or simply to have a diverse family, the costs for adoption can be, at times, an enigma. However, there is no simple answer as to what...
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How to Talk to Kids About Their Adoption

Jan 02, 2017
By: Kids in the House
Talking to children about their adoption can be a slippery slope to navigate. They may have many questions or very few. Your child may wish to know the basics, and others may have much deeper, more complicated questions to ask. These conversations will, no doubt, be anxiety provoking for parents,...
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How to Become a Foster Parent

Jan 02, 2017
By: Kids in the House
Being a foster parent can be one of the most rewarding jobs a parent can take on. People may have their own personal reasons for becoming a foster parent, or they may simply want to help children who come from unstable homes to grow into successful adults. It can be difficult for people to know...
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Five Tips on Helping Kids Make Friends

Dec 26, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Though making friends is an important part of being a child, it doesn’t come easy to everyone. This childhood ritual can prove to be quite daunting for some, but with these five tips, based on expert knowledge, you can help your child navigate through this wonderfully exciting rite of passage. 1...
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Preparing to Bring Your Baby Home

Dec 22, 2016
By: Kids in the House
When pregnant, all of your attention goes to that one special day – the day your baby will be born. But that day comes and passes, and a few days later you need to go home to whatever you have prepared. You have plenty of time during pregnancy to plan everything you will need once you come home...
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Seven Tips to Raise a Resilient Child

Dec 22, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Every experience a child has is meant to prepare them for life as an adult. Parents who want to raise resilient children must give them the tools to withstand the countless obstacles that come as they mature. With these seven tips, parents can ensure that they are raising a child that is flexible...
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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Praise?

Dec 22, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Of course we should praise our children — and we should do it often, but is there such a thing as too much? Will we spoil our children or give them a distorted sense of reality if we fawn over them too frequently? Psychologist Pamela Varady says the simple answer is no. However, she explains, there...
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