Making Chores More Fun for Your Foster Children

Do your foster children fight over whose turn it is to do housework? Maybe you’ll never make vacuuming quite that exciting, but you can have fun together while you clean your house. Here are 3 ways to draw your foster care family closer together while you make your home cleaner and safer. Delegate Responsibility Kids … Read moreMaking Chores More Fun for Your Foster Children

A Foster Parent’s Guide to Throwing an Amazing Virtual Birthday Party

The longer COVID-19 sticks around, the greater the chances that a foster parent will need to learn how to throw a virtual birthday party. Celebrating milestones is especially important for foster children who may feel cut off if they have less contact than usual with their family and friends. Making their birthday happy and fun … Read moreA Foster Parent’s Guide to Throwing an Amazing Virtual Birthday Party

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

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

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

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

3 Ways to Get More Input About Being a Foster Parent

There’s going to be an adjustment period when you become a foster parent. In fact, this is true of all parents. We’re not all born with parenting skills. We learn them as time goes on by seeking resources and input. So, you might feel, when you start out, that you’re not doing a great job. … Read more3 Ways to Get More Input About Being a Foster Parent

Celebrating the Little Victories With Your Foster Child

Fostering a child can be an exciting experience, but, as a foster parent, you need to be prepared for the ups and downs. It’s possible that your foster child has not had many great adult role models before coming to you. Thus, they may not be able to trust you right away. In fact, it … Read moreCelebrating the Little Victories With Your Foster Child

What You Need to Know About Weight Loss for Kids in Foster Care

Nearly 1 in 3 children and teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese, and some studies suggest that the numbers are even higher for youths in foster care. As a foster parent, you may be concerned about how you can help vulnerable children with weight loss. Consider these suggestions as you’re deciding what to … Read moreWhat You Need to Know About Weight Loss for Kids in Foster Care