This week Drew talks about bringing kids to see whales in Massachusetts. Then we discover that despite professional opinions to the contrary a judge decides to award additional time to a biological family member, and it backfires.
If you would like to go whale watching visit Cape Ann Whale Watch
Jillian Michaels was the source of Inspiration this week:”Just because you get a flat tire doesn’t mean you have to slash the other three.” Drew talks about how this illustrates that a setback or mistake is not terrible provided it is an isolated incident, and not a catalyst for continued negativity.
This week’s news article was from The Chronicle of Social Change.
The article is 7 Ways To Reform Foster Care by Georgette Todd, here is the list:
- Partner up with the Red Cross
- Investigative Think Tanks
- Youth Consultants
- Parent Trainers
- Get Some Mad Men
- CASA Requirement
While Drew enjoys taking full credit for his Parenting Tips From A Crazy Person, this tip came from the SMR Podcast. Basically you want to bribe your kids to be good in the car for long trips by paying them for every hour they don’t ask dumb questions. This tip proved to work for almost 13 hours this past summer, but try quarters if your kids don’t have any ideas about money…
Coming up on future episodes will be a Q&A segment with Jennifer, a therapist who works with foster children. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry for the delay in publishing, the job that pays the bills was selfish this week…