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Five Foster Care Misconceptions Set Straight

Have you been thinking about the possibility of opening your heart and your home to foster children? While there’s a need for foster parents, there are some often negative perceptions about fostering. Here are five foster care misconceptions set straight.

Look Beyond What They Are ‘Saying’

‘Highlights’ offers its 10th Kids Survey. As parents, it is essential that we look beyond what our children are “saying” to what they are “feeling”. Children are tangible. They connect feelings with people, places, things: the concrete. Stages of cognitive development in children don’t always allow for them be able to express abstractly or conceptually how something affects them. But they are certainly developing awarenesses along the way, and we can help.

Making YouTubeKids Safer for Kids

Kids love videos— the sillier the better. And it’s a rare parent who hasn’t used them to secure a little quiet time. Today YouTube is, by far, the largest source of videos of all kinds. When they created an app for children in 2015, many parents assumed the content would be carefully curated and reliably child-friendly.