Dear Care and Feeding: Can an Introvert Really Be a Good Parent?

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group.
Dear Care and Feeding,
Within a few years, I’ll be financially and life-stage ready to start fostering, which is something I’ve wanted to do for over a decade. I’ve been reading foster blogs and books about childhood trauma for years, so I feel as prepared for that part of it as I can be. But I’m scared about the actual daily parenting part.

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Dear Care and Feeding: Can an Introvert Really Be a Good Parent?

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group.
Dear Care and Feeding,
Within a few years, I’ll be financially and life-stage ready to start fostering, which is something I’ve wanted to do for over a decade. I’ve been reading foster blogs and books about childhood trauma for years, so I feel as prepared for that part of it as I can be. But I’m scared about the actual daily parenting part.

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Dobbs Signals to Us to Step Up Our Pro-Life Game

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Children are our most precious commodity.
On a recent nationwide ecumenical Zoom call to prayer about Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court case about Mississippi’s abortion law, foster care and adoption came up frequently, as if it were second nature. That’s because for some people of faith, it is. Pro-life is about all life.

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Dobbs Signals to Us to Step Up Our Pro-Life Game

(nastya_ph/iStock/Getty Images)
Children are our most precious commodity.
On a recent nationwide ecumenical Zoom call to prayer about Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court case about Mississippi’s abortion law, foster care and adoption came up frequently, as if it were second nature. That’s because for some people of faith, it is. Pro-life is about all life.

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Dobbs Signals to Us to Step Up Our Pro-Life Game

(nastya_ph/iStock/Getty Images)
Children are our most precious commodity.
On a recent nationwide ecumenical Zoom call to prayer about Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court case about Mississippi’s abortion law, foster care and adoption came up frequently, as if it were second nature. That’s because for some people of faith, it is. Pro-life is about all life.

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Kids in the Crosshairs of the COVID-Vaccine Battles

Children’s risk of serious illness or death from COVID, which is near zero, is less than the risk from an emergency-authorized vaccine, say many parents.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE Y ou do realize that we’ll never get out of this pandemic — the mortifications of daily life, the mostly useless non-pharmaceutical interventions, debates about masks, the random closures, and the increasing demands to see your papers or lose your job — if we make ending it conditional on every parent’s volunteering his toddlers for an emergency-authorized dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine.

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Kids in the Crosshairs of the COVID-Vaccine Battles

Children’s risk of serious illness or death from COVID, which is near zero, is less than the risk from an emergency-authorized vaccine, say many parents.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE Y ou do realize that we’ll never get out of this pandemic — the mortifications of daily life, the mostly useless non-pharmaceutical interventions, debates about masks, the random closures, and the increasing demands to see your papers or lose your job — if we make ending it conditional on every parent’s volunteering his toddlers for an emergency-authorized dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine.

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Kids in the Crosshairs of the COVID-Vaccine Battles

Children’s risk of serious illness or death from COVID, which is near zero, is less than the risk from an emergency-authorized vaccine, say many parents.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE Y ou do realize that we’ll never get out of this pandemic — the mortifications of daily life, the mostly useless non-pharmaceutical interventions, debates about masks, the random closures, and the increasing demands to see your papers or lose your job — if we make ending it conditional on every parent’s volunteering his toddlers for an emergency-authorized dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine.

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When crisis strikes the giving community

In its annual reports, Christian Aid Ministries makes sure to highlight “new or significant” changes influencing its charity work. The changes range from wars to hurricanes to new types of microfinancing. Last year’s report noted that even before the pandemic, “we were confronted with an abundance of physical needs and spiritual opportunities.”
This week, the Ohio-based relief organization faced a very significant change. In Haiti, which is in political chaos, 17 of its missionaries were abducted by a notorious gang, presumably for ransom.

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WI brewery sues school boards for indulging ‘Tucker Carlson-watching zombies’ and ignoring science

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, the Minocqua Brewing Company Super PAC announced it would be helping lend financial support to a class-action lawsuit filed against the Waukesha School Board and the superintendent for failing to follow the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19 school protocols.

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