Author: Kim Paleg
Being a parent is perhaps the hardest task facing adults today. And yet it’s a task for which adults have little or no training. More and more parents are recognizing that child-rearing methods that apparently worked in the past are no longer successful. Neither repressive nor permissive strategies work. Children need structure, but it must be non-attacking and non-abusive. Meet with each applicant during the screening phase and assess for aggressive or disruptive potential. Carefully evaluate parents who have been referred by the courts as a result of child abuse allegations. Such applicants may be hostile and disruptive.