The Most Important Work

Our second placement has been with us for a month.  They are five and six year old siblings.  They are amazingly sweet and have wonderful personalities!  We feel fortunate for everyday we have the opportunity to parent and love them.  There have been many emotions and challenges during the past month.  The youngest struggles to understand what is going on and the oldest understands too much for her age.  I find my days are now filled with purpose, worry, joy, exhaustion, and laughter.

4 Lessons In Parenting

  1. Unwavering consistency works miracles for behavior at home and school.
  2. Visual timers, rewards, encouragement, Love and Logic, and compromise are paramount.
  3. Empty threats are damaging to the progress of any relationship.
  4. A calm demeanor can change the outcome of even the worst situation.