Inexpensive Hobbies for Foster Children

Inexpensive hobbies help foster children deal with the additional stress of daily living these days. You don’t have to spend much money to provide enriching pastimes that are more constructive than excessive hours spent in front of the TV.  Here are some ideas to get you started. Arts and Crafts Encouraging your foster child to … Read moreInexpensive Hobbies for Foster Children

Who Foster Care Is Not For

Foster care can be challenging. You’re responsible for children temporarily placed in your home with a background of trauma. However, it can be one of the most rewarding life experiences. If you are considering fostering, you are ready to make a difference and better the world one child at a time, but that’s easier said … Read moreWho Foster Care Is Not For

3 Easy Ways to Teach Your Foster Child Basic Cooking Skills

If you’re eating more meals at home lately, turn this time into an opportunity to teach your foster child basic cooking skills. It’s difficult to be sure what the future holds. However, at least one thing is certain. Kids who feel confident in the kitchen will be better prepared for adult living. What’s so special … Read more3 Easy Ways to Teach Your Foster Child Basic Cooking Skills

3 Relaxing Breathing Exercises for Foster Children

It can be heartbreaking when you know your foster children are struggling with difficult emotions, but they’re unable to put them into words. You want to help, but you need a way to get the conversation started. Relaxing breathing exercises are an effective way to quickly reduce anxiety and make it easier to talk. They … Read more3 Relaxing Breathing Exercises for Foster Children

A Foster Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Child Succeed at Remote Learning

Are you a foster parent who’s trying to help your foster children attend school online? Are they finding the transition to working from home difficult? Adjusting to these new circumstances is challenging, but your foster agency is here to help your family along at every step of the way. Here are three points to keep … Read moreA Foster Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Child Succeed at Remote Learning

Don’t Practice Avoidance: Communicate Freely With Your Foster Child

Although it’s exciting to become a foster parent, you may also find it challenging. After all, you and your foster child are both going to have to go through an adjustment process. Plus, many foster children have already had some challenging experiences in the foster care system. Or they may be grieving the loss of … Read moreDon’t Practice Avoidance: Communicate Freely With Your Foster Child

Ways to Make Your Foster Child Feel at Home

The life of a foster child can be tumultuous. These foster children are likely to be reserved or agitated because they faced many challenges. This is perfectly normal. It takes time for them to adjust to a new way of life in your home. Fortunately, there are steps you can take that would speed up … Read moreWays to Make Your Foster Child Feel at Home

When Your Foster Child Is Afraid of the Dark

Many children go through a stage when they’re afraid of the dark. Thus, it’s something you might run into when you become a foster parent. Try these tips to help your foster child to feel more secure and get a good night’s sleep. Quiet Down at Bedtime Scary movies and active games may stimulate a … Read moreWhen Your Foster Child Is Afraid of the Dark

Self-Care for Your Foster Children

  As a foster parent, you provide care for the children you welcome into your home, but it’s also important to teach them about caring for themselves. While much of the self-care literature aims at adults, kids need healthy habits and a little pampering too. Here are some of our favorite ideas for helping foster … Read moreSelf-Care for Your Foster Children

3 Steps to Take When Your Foster Child Is Being Bullied

When you’re raising a foster child, it’s important for them to develop good friendships in school. Nowadays, however, bullying has become a real concern among children of all ages. Whether it’s in-person bullying or cyberbullying, the effect is the same. It really affects the self-esteem of the child, making them feel less confident in everything … Read more3 Steps to Take When Your Foster Child Is Being Bullied