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What To Do With Challenging Behaviors!

What To Do With Challenging Behaviors!

We all enter the world ready to attach because this is how we get our most basic and primary needs met. The human infant, like other high functioning mammals, is completely dependent on their primary caregivers to get all of their needs met—survival, safety, food,...

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The Dance of Permanence

The Dance of Permanence

Have you ever tried parenting a child who puts his fist through a wall when you ask him to do his homework? How do you parent children who are in so much pain that they cut themselves, starve themselves, or won’t let you touch them because they have learned that touch...

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10 Things Kinship Caregivers Need

10 Things Kinship Caregivers Need

Kin: relatives, relations, family, connections, kindred, of the same blood. For centuries children have been raised informally by kin when their parents were unable to care for them. Currently federal policy upholds the bonds children have and develop with their...

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