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Becoming a Foster Parent | 3 Controversial Myths About Foster Kids

Becoming a Foster Parent (Resource Parent) | 3 Controversial Myths About Foster Kids Whether they know it or not, everyone has their own stance on foster care. While becoming a foster parent (resource parent), you will most likely meet people who will say that it is a great way to help children while others will meet it with skepticism and ignorance. Learn below about the top 3 things you may encounter along your journey of becoming a foster parent (resource...
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How to Let Go of a Child After Foster Care

Ideally, foster parents provide a stable family home in which the child can grow and thrive. But foster care is meant to be a temporary solution to a complicated problem. All involved parties work together to resolve the family problems and reunite children with their natural parents.At that time, foster parents must give up the children they have bonded with, fed, clothed, and housed. So how does one get over, what is essentially, the loss of a child? Think of...
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Teaching Healthy Boundaries to Foster Children

Foster children often come from environments that did not have healthy boundaries and relationships. Because of this, they may struggle to apply proper boundaries in their interactions with others. Boundaries are lines that establish what one person will accept of another person’s actions and words. They are designed to keep out toxic behaviors, such as abuse, manipulation, harassment, and cruelty, and to encourage the kind of treatment that will be accepted. As a foster parent, you will need to...
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5 Easy Steps to Licensing Teen Drivers

There aren't many things scarier than putting our children behind the wheel of vehicles that can weigh more than 4,000 pounds. However, this is one of those times when parents are forced to balance their children’s safety and education. On the one hand, we want to keep our children close, but at some point, we must let them go and that means teaching them to drive, whether we like it or not.The following list of steps will make the process...
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In for the Long Haul: How Foster Parents Can Prevent Burnout

The reports of foster parent burnouts are frequent. This is understandable, given that fostering has a number of stressful challenges, ranging from traumatized children, frequent changes in caseworkers, limited support, the nearly constant threat of losing children, and more. But it doesn’t need to end there. To maintain the stamina for long-term foster parenting, it’s imperative that foster parents invest in their own emotional and physical health. Self-Care Foster parenting is a child-focused service, which is important, but in order for...
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