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What is not true about destination wedding in Italy

Italy would be the destination of choice for many who would want to get married outside their country. The reasons are obvious. Italy is a placed with a landmark of history, beautiful culture, loving and friendly people and a center where the romantic atmosphere is exemplified.

With all of the above, no doubt it would be a good ground to solemnize a marriage. It is though disturbing that some people hold some myths about this legendary place for many reasons that are proven to not be true.

Here in this article, a look at some of those claims by people will be examined so you can get a true picture of what really holds in Italy if you intend having your destination wedding in Italy.

Italy is expensive for such venture

Italy may boast of the popular brands in fashion and designs known around the world, but this does not translate to making the wedding in Italy expensive to execute. Yes, Italy is known for luxury and glamor, yet, you can have your wedding done with less expense than you would do locally.

If you talk of the venues and decorations, you have less to spend because the venues are such that they already have the look desired. The medieval castles, villa, and halls have little to add in terms of decoration. You look at it this way; if you are giving yourself a treat in a wedding, a vacation with friends and your honeymoon all in one adventurous trip, would you not have saved much at the end?

The bureaucracy is an obstacle

Not that really. While it is not an obstacle to getting married in Italy legally, you will need to go through processes of getting the authorization which is applicable also anywhere around the world. There are stages you have to follow of which the final one would be to get the authorization requiring that both bride and groom appear for it three days to the wedding. What you will need to do here is to have a consultant who has been in this business and the documentation and the process won’t be a hassle for you.

Personalization for the wedding is not achievable

The wedding is yours to plan. Why can’t you have it personalized the way you want? With a wedding planner working according to your directions, it is yours to add or subtract in your wedding Planner Italy. The fact that the cultures in Italy may be an influence does not mean you can’t infuse what you want even if you are going to have a Trento marriage.

How to Deal with a Lack of Affection in Your Relationship

Tips on How To Save An Affection-Starved Marriage and Keep Your Relationship Happy

Affection can be one of the first things to go after children are born or when a marriage is in trouble. BUT it doesn’t have to mean something serious and it can be naturally restored as I will go on to explain.
Why after children? Hundreds of couples have shared with me that the affection they used to give to each other over time has been transferred to their children. Whilst this can easily happen couples without children can go through periods of lack of affection too.
Affection for many people is what makes a relationship a relationship.
If you are craving affection in your marriage right now and are longing to be hugged, kissed, or given affection through caring words or “I love you” message – you are not alone. Thousands if not millions of couples may find themselves longing to be desired and cherished and this is often because of bad advice that never works.
If you are upset about a lack of affection in your marriage you may be feeling lonely, ignored, unimportant and unloved. You may have started to see you husband or wife as distant, cold, self-centred or only interested in the children.
If this is happening in your relationship right now, read on as I will tell you what works and what doesn’t when it comes to saving a marriage from a lack of affection.
Marriage Counsellors or well-meaning friends may tell you to have a serious discussion with your spouse telling them that the lack of affection is bothering you.
This relationship advice presumes that your spouse did not know that you like affection or forgot all of a sudden!
Or that maybe they did not realise that they were not showing you affection and somehow didn’t notice it.
But telling your husband or wife to be more affectionate never works, perhaps you already know that from trying it in your own relationship.
If anything, it can drive your husband or wife further away.
Having had this issue come up hundreds of times in the couples I’ve supported over the years I know what works and what doesn’t.
So here are a few of my tips on saving a marriage from a lack of affection.

RELATIONSHIP ADVICE TIP – 1 STOP BRINGING IT UP
Talking about it (even if only occasionally will not get your husband or wife to change. Yet many relationship counselors may advise telling your spouse ” You are not being affectionate”
It doesn’t matter whether you beg, demand, joke, it never, ever works long-term or feel good.
Of course your husband or wife may do it when you have told them to, but if you have ever asked for affection and been given it on demand you know what I am talking about when I say -it feels horrible!

Safety Hazards in the Household

Accidents can happen in an instant. While most household hazards are commonly known and precautions are common sense; there are hazards that need extra precautions to protect the children in your home.

**Each year over 569 children die from strangulation, suffocation, and entrapment in household appliances.

Foster homes must be especially aware of hazards in the home; therefore, we have compiled a list of household hazards not always on our radar and ways to keep the children in your home safe.

1. Stove: Stove knobs and oven doors are a temptation for curious little ones learning to tune fine motor skills and are easily turned or opened. Safety locks designed specifically for stoves can prevent a child from climbing into the oven causing possible suffocation or being burned. (Cost range from $5 to $25)
2. Dishwasher: Like the stove; dishwasher doors are easily opened and a child can climb into if not locked when not in use.)
3. Toy chests: Like stoves and dishwashers, not having safety latches installed to prevent the lid from closing on toy chests can be very dangerous, easily trapping a small child inside.
4. Cords or wires: Long cords present a tripping or choking hazard. A small child can easily get caught in cords and become tangled causing injury even death from strangulation. Prevention is as simple as winding cords up tight and attaching zip or twist ties.
5. Window blind and curtain cords: If too long, blind and curtain cords are a choking hazard. It is suggested that these cords are wound up to a length no longer than 7 inches.
6. Televisions dressers: Children love to climb. By securing the dresser to the wall and installing drawer latches an injury from the dresser falling over can be prevented. A U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report showed that, between 2000 and 2011, 349 people were killed by a falling television, appliance or piece of furniture; 84 percent of them were children under 9 years old. Televisions were most deadly, accounting for 62 percent of these fatalities. The CPSC reports that between 2006 and 2011 more than 100,000 injuries occurred from tipped TVs. From 2000 to 2011, falling TV’s caused 215 deaths; 96 percent of those fatalities were children younger than 10.
7. Swing sets: Children can be injured by wrapping rope or chain around the body or neck. It is important to talk to the children placed in your home about these dangers. After a time, swing materials begin to deteriorate, crack or fray. Check regularly and replace if needed.
8. House plants: Some house plants can be potentially poisonous. Best practice is to keep them out of reach of children. When purchasing, ask the store clerk if a plant poses a danger of poison.
9. Pets: Children are very curious and love to touch animals. Some children are afraid of animals. Some animals are fearful of children. Best practice when bringing a foster child into the home is to introduce the child to the family dog or cat slowly. Show them the animal is safe and teach them safe ways to touch an animal.
10. Overloaded electrical sockets and electrical wires running under carpets can pose a huge fire danger.
11. Toilets: Seats and covers can cause injury to little hands when they fall down quickly. The best way to avoid these injuries is to teach family members to put the seat and lid down when they are finished using the toilet.

The easy to your banquet hall

1. Get a headcount
Headcounts are important to have, from the starting point. It would all depend on the crowd and who you want the transport for. This is why, when you send out the invites, ask your attendees to confirm if they want to be picked and dropped.

2. Manage the out-of-towners
From day one, you would have guests and relatives and friends pouring in to help with the wedding and to attend it, from out of town. They would or wouldn’t know the city or town too well, which is why, it would be up to you to handle transportation for them. Right from picking them up from the airport or train stations or the bus depots, to bringing them to the wedding venue.

3.Advance booking saves the day
A good one month in hand is what you need to have when booking for wedding transportation, especially during the wedding season. Formal vehicles such as cars, and buses would always be in high demand.

4. Communication is the key
You need to get your word out to the attendees to let them know how they would be picked up and where or when. Spread the word through email and The not-so-tech-savvy folks attending your wedding, should be called the night before and all details of the transportation should be given.

5. A bridal party ride
This is especially for the hard-working souls behind your wedding- the bridesmaids and the groomsmen that need a break. Arrange for a bridal ride that would take them around town, to a party or for a night out on a spin. This helps them unwind and relax through all the rigmarole that is happening.

6. Never leave anyone stranded
Have someone to check, double check and to cross check with the attendees and the car or the bus company if all are picked up and on time. Never leave anyone stranded.

7.Ask your friends for help
Always ask your friends to be ready with their own personal vehicles to help ferry attendees to and from the venue. A backup plan for last minute arrivals can be a breather.

Do You Need a Wedding Planner

Now that you have found a perfect life partner, it is time for the celebrations to begin! A wedding isn’t a simple event that can be done in one single day. It requires meticulous planning which means you need to allot a lot of time for it. Well, speaking about time, that is one thing that most people lack today. A busy and thriving career coupled with other important daily tasks will leave you exhausted at the end of the day. So, where would you find time to prepare for the wedding? Then, the right thing to do is to engage a wedding planner.

Why do you need a wedding planner? The answers are here!

Nobody to help

Do have a whole bunch of family and friends to help you? No? Then, don’t waste time thinking how to go about with your wedding when you have no volunteers to take up the tasks.

Save money

Save money! Yes, you read it right! Did you know that hiring an event planner could actually save you a lot of money? Want to know how? Here it is. They work in close tandem with the vendors that would be supplying decorations, flowers, food, and other stuff. They have a strong working relationship with these vendors and therefore can negotiate great bargains. With huge discounts, the wedding parties can save a lot of money. If you reside in Chennai or nearby, then talk to a wedding planner in Chennai right away and steer clear of all the doubts you may have.

Stress-free

Arranging for a wedding can be very stressful; especially if you need to do everything yourself. Well, not when you have wedding planner in place. Every little detail will be taken care of. All you need to do is allot time for the discussions so that planners would get an idea about your vision and how to bring it to life.

Tight budget

Working on tight budget and feel that you can’t afford an event planner? Worried that things may not work as you want it to? No worries, as most wedding planners in Chennai have smaller packages that can accommodate every client.

Hiring a wedding planner isn’t a luxury

Do you feel that hiring a wedding planner is a luxury? Not anymore! It is fast turning out to be essential for every wedding. Do not think twice about spending on a wedding planner because it is going to make your big day a grand success!

Keep in mind for your mandap decor

Size
One of the most important aspects when deciding on the mandap would be the size of the structure or the place. This helps exactly understand how much space would be needed for the rituals to happen, and the number of people that can be accommodated in its confines whilst the rituals are on.

Style wise
the style of a mandap can be any of them or a mix.. You cannot possibly have an open air mandap in the midst of July when the Monsoons lash hither thither, similarly go for bright colors if you are planning a day-time pheras.

Vastu
Since the Big Fat Indian wedding is deep rooted with astrological talks the positioning of the mandap too would have to be cared about. In accord with the Hindu culture and tradition, mostly the positioning would be towards the norther-eastern part of the venue.

Keeping it strong
It would be important to note the strength of the mandap, Keep in mind the strength of the mandap, especially when the varmala ceremony happens where a rage of family, friends, and visitors would clamber to come up and be there for the heavenly moment that happens.

Check with the seating arrangements
With the innumerable rituals we have in our Indian weddings
at the banquet hall in rohini, we don’t expect the family members to stand all through – the right seating arrangements have to be made. Ideally, the would-be-couple are made to sit eastwards, seated on the floor mostly.

Floral mandaps
For a touch of spring at your wedding, think about the beautiful floral touches for the mandap to be dolled up in. Decorate the canopy in vibrant Yellows and Orange shades of flowers, Decorate artifacts and wall hangings can be used to adorn the bright backdrops and to add more zest and vibrancy around.

Cross cultural theme
Flowers that can be used here are Orchids, Lilies, baby Roses and Carnations. Instead of draping the canopy pillars with garlands of flowers, use Silk cloth to drape the pillars of the mandap. Orchids and Carnations and a bunch of exotic flowers can be installed at the center and at the backdrop of the mandap too.

Mind the lighting
Lights would play a very important role in setting the mood and in creating that wonderful mise-en-scene you visualised your mandap to be, so paying good attention to that is a must. Lights would enhance the look of the mandap, and sets it apart from other weddings you have been to or seen. If the color tone of the mandap chosen is warm, using chandeliers would best enhance the look. For cool tone colors chosen for the mandap, fairy lights and LEDs work best.

Individuation and Crying Over The Wonder Woman Trailer

Ok, lets get the trailer out of the way. Because this isn’t a postcard about feminism, this is a postcard about masculinism. And the fact that spellcheck doesn’t even recognise it as a word goes a long way to making my point. But first, in order to really make my point, I need to vent about that trailer. So strap yourselves in for a couple of paragraphs, because I’m not feeling warm and fuzzy about it.

I can’t tell you how excited I was about that movie. The Lasso of Truth and indestructible Bracelets of Submission for heaven’s sake. How much material for awesomeness do you need? And then the trailer began, and within a minute my heart was sinking as I watched yet another portrayal of a woman’s power being defined by her capacity to reject her femininity, embody masculine energy and to wear a sexy outfit as she uses destructive weapons to fight and brutalize men. Now excuse me while I get out my soapbox and megaphone, because I need to yell this part. A person’s power does not come from diminishing the value or power of the opposite sex, making them redundant, or from putting them in their place. That’s just fear and unresolved pain plus the exertion of will. A woman does not need to become a man in order to defend herself or her equality. Women’s bodies are not supposed to be ‘tight’ and excessively muscular or kicking anyone’s ass. Feminine power is fluid, creative, intuitive, nurturing magic. And believe me, if you think that physical aggression is power, that any kind of kicking ass and taking names behaviour is power, then you have never messed with a woman in full possession of her magic.

I am incredibly lucky to be part of a group of women who meet every other week to challenge, support and celebrate each other through the trials and victories of life, along with all the places in between. We often laughingly refer to ourselves as a coven, and we are only half kidding. I cannot begin to tell you the hardship and darkness these women have lived through. And they have risen, not by fighting or exacting revenge or staying angry, but through their capacity to process deep rivers of pain through grief, forgiveness, making difficult choices, and ultimately by returning to love. That, my friends, is power.

But while the Wonder Woman trailer may have been the inciting incident that brought me to the page, I’m not here to write with an exclusively pro-woman agenda. So let me explain.

As I mentioned in my previous postcard, I take time to process my experiences. So on November 8th last year, the only thing I felt was surprised. 24 hours later, I sat down in a dark, candle-lit temple in California, and cried…for an hour. My heart was hurting so badly, that I’d needed solace. But what healed me that night wasn’t meditation, or another woman sitting with me in solidarity. It was watching a young man, maybe in his early 30’s, performing his spiritual ritual. Dressed head to toe in white, his dark hair shaved to nearly nothing, he sat in meditation in front of an altar until after maybe 30 minutes he stood, cleaned the altar, and left. It was all I needed. An experience of an aspect of true masculine energy as the perfect balm for a dark, dark time.

So men, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we women are becoming pretty vocal, active and insistent about our place in the world and the way we want to be seen and treated, and I’d like to invite you to join us. Because I can spend the rest of my life becoming an empowered woman, but if you aren’t healing with me, then half of my heart will never be quiet. Because we are not separate or divided, this isn’t us versus you, so I need us to do this together. But I need you to start taking a stand too, not for us, but for yourselves. Because as far as I can tell, here’s how YOU are being portrayed in popular culture, most of the time, with varying degrees of severity…

Apparently, your true nature is to be either aggressively violent, or to remain perpetually adolescent, always looking for a ‘get out of jail free’ card to renounce responsibility for your relationships, homes, children, and adulthood. They say your truest desire for connection with women is to have as little accountability and commitment as possible, to use pornography, visit strip clubs and generally to objectify women. Apparently you have no desire or capacity for authentic intimacy. In fact, what you really want, is for the woman you have your primary relationship with to be your mother, the one who emotionally supports you and will always be there. The person who keeps a home you can come back to at the end of the day, weekends, or just whenever you feel like it, and that other women outside of your primary relationship are where you place your fantasy life, just as you did when you were 16. Also your obsession with women’s bodies or sleeping with as many of them as possible without any degree of intimacy or commitment, a healthy part of an experimental phase of adolescence, is actually your true, fully matured nature. Essentially you are developmentally challenged teenage boys, trapped somewhere between puberty and adolescence, without an innate desire or even capacity to progress into maturity. It is a profoundly disrespectful portrait, and I can only imagine deeply frustrating.

Because we’re going to all this trouble to teach young girls that they are smart, that they don’t need rescuing, and that they are not sexual objects. And that being a princess is great, so long as you have your eye on becoming a queen. But if we’re not empowering boys with equivalent teachings, then this whole thing, as far as I can tell, is just going to keep going round and around. And this battle of the sexes is never going to end.

I’m not denying that these portraits are true reflections of a disturbingly large percentage of the male population. I’m saying that these portraits depict the shadow masculine who has become stuck at a developmental stage of life due to some kind of trauma, or the absence of a qualified elder or elders to guide him into adulthood. Men in their whole state are not irresponsible, commitment-phobic, sexually insatiable, Peter Pans. Nor are they instinctively misogynistic or filled with rage and the need or desire to be violent.

What’s described here, I believe, is a psyche that hasn’t received what it needs to individuate into adulthood. What is a healthy state of attachment to his mother, sexual experimentation and a fervent interest in the opposite sex in adolescence, becomes dark when that man isn’t fathered into manhood. His psyche gets stuck and is still being expressed by a man in his 60’s, or indeed any age beyond the appropriate time. The same goes for a woman who has not received the fathering she needed, to be guided into her value and power and sent out into the world as a woman. She becomes trapped in a dysfunctional cycle of trying to get that power and value, most likely still from a man, but now through her sexuality, or by trying to be a man or by simply giving up and stepping into the mother role in all of her subsequent relationships with men. What was once a healthy need goes into shadow and becomes an angry, frightened sense of entitlement and frustration.

Grow Old in Style

Growing old is too often associated with loss, loss of friends and family, loss of independence and loss of style. To allow age to define your lifestyle and your happiness would be an extremely defeatist and unchallenging attitude to have. Growing old should be a vibrant experience, a time that all of your previous living has been leading up to. Your wisdom and experience should be a factor in your everyday decisions, how you act, how you treat people, how you dress and essentially how you live your life. Growing old in style is all about acceptance, accepting that life is changing, that loss will happen and that at times, help from others will be needed. If you can draw together all of your experience and learn to accept everything in your path, then you will most certainly live a vibrant and colourful life.

Dress to impress:

There are no real guides and confinements to what anybody should wear. The only golden rule to dressing yourself when you get older is to wear what makes you feel good. Whether that we a knitted jumper or a cocktail dress. Age should not make you shrink away from making a statement or wearing something crazy. Life is essentially too short for conservatism and for preventing yourself from doing something that makes you happy. Dress however you like and answer to nobody but yourself.

Live well:

Healthy living is so important throughout life, but as you get older, you become more susceptible to diseases and ailments. Cut out bad habits like smoking and excessive drinking if you would like to increase your life expectancy. Exercise regularly and eat well to improve mobility and to keep you active for longer. You owe it to yourself to improve your quality of living. Exercising is only as gruelling or unenjoyable as a person makes it, if you’re not one to get on the treadmill and run a marathon, then why not try a dance class or go for a walk on the beach or through some country lanes? Keeping yourself active is sure to make you happier and healthier at the same time. Living well does not mean living a regimented fitness lifestyle, but rather being aware of what is going to make you feel better and live longer and make allowances for it.

Get with the technology:

There are certain technologies that can improve your quality of life as you get older. Some great examples are the IPad, which will allow you to communicate with your family and browse the internet, and the user friendly GrandCare system, which will allow you to set reminders and will allow your family to access information about you without feeling as though you are being checked up on. It’s quite easy to feel isolated when you are surrounded by people who have adopted technology into their everyday lives, but if you take simple steps to familiarise yourself with different technology, then it will give you the advantage and can bring you closer to your family.

Do what excites you:

Make sure that you’re not somebody who feels that they have missed an opportunity to do something that excites them, or that they have always wanted to do. Life is not meant to be filled with regret or missed opportunity. Whether there’s a certain destination you want to go to, or something daring that you want to do – i.e. skydiving or bungee jumping, then go for it! There is never a wrong age to learn a new skill or make a new memory, make sure that you get the most out of life and do everything in your power to make dreams a reality.

Triggered and What You Can Do

Getting your “buttons” pushed or getting “triggered” is an opportunity to heal and grow. The more hurts we’ve endured and the weaker our boundaries, the more reactive we are to people and events. Our triggers – our buttons – are our wounds. Codependents are off the charts when it comes to reacting to others’ feelings, needs, problems, opinions, wants, and more. When we react, we permit our insides to be taken over by someone or something outside of us. There’s no filter or boundary. We’re pulled off center and might start thinking about that person or about what might happen in the future. Negative reactions easily escalate hurt feelings and conflict. Often, however, we’re really reacting to someone from our past.

A wise, apropos Al-Anon slogan is “Q-Tip,” – “Quit Taking It Personally.” Interpreting someone else’s words or actions to be a comment about us is taking another person’s feelings personally. We might react with guilt or defensiveness, because we assume we’re the cause of someone else’s negative emotion or problem. We have just taken on the other person’s problem or shame when they shame or blame us. Our peace of mind and self-esteem now resides with someone else.

Defining Triggers

What we react to – our “triggers”– are unique to our personality and individual history. Think of triggers as wounds – often from past trauma. When we’re triggered, we’re re-experiencing a past injury in present time – similar to a post-traumatic stress reaction. It’s reopening a painful wound that hasn’t had a chance to heal. A sign of being triggered is when our reaction is disproportionate to the present event or not reasonably related to the actual present facts.

Internal Triggers
Primary triggers are internal, dysfunctional personal beliefs that we learned in childhood. We can trigger ourselves into feeling ashamed if we don’t measure up to standards we’ve adopted for ourselves. We can easily activate our inner critic to ruin our day or our life! Do the steps in 10 Steps to Self-Esteem: The Ultimate Guide to Stop Self-Criticism to quiet your critic and overcome the “tyranny of the should’s.” An example is the belief that we should self-sacrifice for other people. Codependents generally deny or devalue their needs. Given this belief, it thus makes sense to put the needs of others first and feel guilty or ashamed not to. Someone asking for help would thus trigger our automatic offer of assistance, even when that could harm ourselves or be counterproductive to the person asking.

Shame-based beliefs about ourselves can make us vulnerable to being triggered by the words and behavior of others. When we’re criticized, whether or not it’s intentional, we can easily surrender our self-esteem and sense of well-being. A common trigger for codependents is being told they’re “too sensitive,” or “selfish.” Frequently, their parents dismissed their feelings or needs with these shaming labels. However, labels stick, despite the fact that they were said by an insensitive or selfish parent. We can grow up feeling branded for life, even though the judgments were untrue.

External Triggers and Overreactions
In some cases, triggers are signs of danger that preceded an earlier wound. We learned to react to them in order be safe and loved. Sometimes these warnings are helpful, but when applied automatically to a different situation, our reactions can be dysfunctional. This is particularly true when we overreact. Overreactions occur when the intensity and duration of our feelings and/or behavior are disproportionately greater than normal under the present circumstances. We overreact when we’re reminded of an experience we’ve had with someone or something important in our past. They may be hard to recognize in ourselves because we believe our perceptions are accurate, but they’re easy to identify in others. For instance, when a hypervigilant war veteran draws his gun upon hearing the walls creak at night – his behavior is appropriate in a war zone, but not when he’s safe at home.

Similarly, we might appropriately slow down if we see a police car to avoid a speeding ticket, but if our past experience with the police has endangered us or a loved to us, we might attempt to flee, drawing the police’s attention and leading to a serious conviction for reckless driving. An overreaction can bring about exactly what we’re attempting to avoid.

Foster Care Placements

Numerous children continue to enter the foster care system every day, each with a different background and unique situation. In an effort to provide the proper care and accommodations for the multitude of foster care children that need a caring and stable environment, there are various types of placements that can occur so that all individual needs are addressed. If you are new to the foster care system, becoming familiar with the different kinds of placements can be helpful in deciding which one(s) would best suit you and your family as foster parents.

Emergency

Emergency foster care happens unexpectedly and on very short notice. Children removed from unsafe circumstances may need a place to stay for one night or for a few weeks, depending on the specific situation. Immediate relocation of a child may be due to something as extreme as abuse or as simple as a parent’s failure to follow court orders. Emergency foster families must always be prepared to provide food, shelter, clothing, and other necessities as soon as they are called upon as well as be able to handle the trauma a child experiences from suddenly being taken away from their parents.

Respite

Whether it’s because of a physical disability or behavioral problems, some children can be more challenging to care for than others, and respite foster placements offer birth, adoptive or other foster parents a break from the intensive nature of such responsibility. These short stays usually last a few hours, a weekend or from one to two weeks and assist in giving permanent guardians the support they need to continue caring for their children effectively.

Long-Term

Long-term foster care is needed when children are unable to return to their birth parents. This is a way of providing a more permanent home life for them until they reach adulthood without committing to an adoption. Oftentimes, older children in the foster care system prefer this type of placement rather than being adopted and will remain in touch with their birth family.

Specialized

Foster placements that are deemed specialized involve children with medical conditions and require families or individuals that have been trained to properly handle their needs. These can be very ill, emotionally disturbed or behaviorally difficult children that demand hands-on, experienced and time-consuming care in a home that promotes love, discipline, and encouragement.

Parent/Child

Foster families that take in parent and child combination placements are dedicated to teaching and guiding by example the appropriate way of parenting. This is usually a service provided as a resource for young parents to learn and develop parenting skills, keeping the family intact whenever possible.