Adoption Facts

Adoption isn’t one of the things we’re thinking about too much this time of year but it’s when it’s most important. Adoption In Numbers In the United States, according to the Adoption Network, there are 428,000 children waiting in foster care. Only about 135,000 children get Into a family each year. Among these children, inContinue reading “Adoption Facts”

Foster Care

When I was in elementary school my siblings and I spent a lot of time at my granny’s house. While I was in third to fifth grade maybe I remember her having several sets of foster children. Granny’s House They often newly came to her home in tattered clothing, with dirty matted hair, little possessionsContinue reading “Foster Care”

Sibling Rivalry

If you have one child or you have brothers and/or sisters you’re probably well away of sibling rivalry even if you’re not familiar with the term. According to Mott Children, “Sibling rivalry is the jealousy, competition and fighting between brothers and sisters.” So why does this even happen ?  The Theory Check out one theory,Continue reading “Sibling Rivalry”

Children and Mental Health

Mental illness in children can be super hard to identify since the symptoms are often different than they are in adults. However, because of this, the children often go untreated whereas they would have benefited greatly. These children often then go on to grow into adults with severe mental issues, at a point when they’reContinue reading “Children and Mental Health”

Conduct Disorder

One of the reasons children sometimes don’t get the care they need is because they have a condition that their caregiver isn’t knowledgeable about or aware of. Conduct disorder (CD) is one of the conditions that most of us aren’t too familiar with ! What Is Conduct Disorder ? It’s characterized by “callous disregard forContinue reading “Conduct Disorder”

Nutrition For Kids

Nutrition can be tricky. So you want your child to eat healthily but you have no idea what EXACTLY that means. We totally get it. Healthy seems fairly relative and there is so much conflicting information on the interwebs. Nutrition In Food Groups Nutrition for kids isn’t very different from nutrition for adults. We allContinue reading “Nutrition For Kids”