Can you do it? Are you allowed to use cloth diapers with foster babies or is it considered "unsanitary" etc. Just wondering. :
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10/4/07 at 2:52pm
In WA, at least, gentle discipline when it comes to NOT using physical punishment is not just recommended, but REQUIRED.
I was looking over my copies of the paperwork i signed for my foster packet, and noticed that on the discipline policy form, not only do FPs have to agree to NOT use any form of corporal punishment on foster children (including spanking), they must agree to not spank their own birth children as well. I thought that was pretty cool (although in practice i doubt they enforce it, because i think i remember our trainer saying that what you choose to do w/ your own kids is your choice, but that they likely won't think its fair that they get spanked and the foster kids don't.)...but its cool that they at least acknowledge that ANY hitting in the FH has a negative impact on all the kids, even "witnesses" (the FC).