Blog Posts - Aggressive Foster Kids



School Combat: Why Students are Getting Hit By Teachers and School Security

School Combat: Why Students are Getting Hit By Teachers and School SecurityThis morning's news brings yet another report of a student being "attacked" by a teacher in a classroom.  This is just another in a string of reports of students being pu...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Apr 21, 2016

Being Good Through Competition: Pigs Trough Syndrome

by John and Diane. I have this theory I refer to as the Pigs Trough Syndrome (no offense to pigs or kids out there.) The theory is based on this: A farmer can’t raise just one pig, because it would starve to death. One pig will not eat; it needs...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 6, 2014

The Truth about Triggers…

 by John “Triggers” is a term we use when talking about behavioral impulses that are set off by someone else’s actions or words.  We all have them. Sometimes our own anger can be “triggered” by a tone of voice or being ignored by...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 14, 2013

Learning about Learning Disabilities

Hi Friends, We got this graphic sent to us, and it looked pretty helpful and informative, so wanted to share it with all of you.  Helps define some terms I hadnt been all that familiar with, and the Signs and Symptoms list is a great STARTING PO...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 6, 2013

Proof of Attachment from a RAD Kid or The Tale of Two Dogs

We had written many times about the usefulness and dangers of pets in the home, especially with children with attachment disorders. In a blog post from August 2013 How Do I Deal With: Kids Who Hurt Pets     I talked about an inci...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Sep 18, 2013

How Do I Deal With: Kids Who Hurt Pets

Hi Friends, We have talked a lot about kids and pets here on FPR, and we have mentioned many times about how necessary it is to supervise foster kids with pets during pet therapy or as you are just getting to know your "new" kids, as many times abus...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Aug 13, 2013

"Am I The Only One Afraid My RAD Child Will Kill Me?" Q&A with FPR

Anyone who has worked with a child with reactive attachment disorder or the like, may have had this thought at one point or the other. I certainly have, and have had the passing thought about how I might have to defend myself or escape a dangerous si...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Apr 23, 2013

Disrupted Adoptions, RAD and "The Ranch"

Reactive Attachment Disorder is something we talk about a lot here because it is one of the most difficult behavioral issues foster, adoptive and bio parents deal with.  Children with this disorder are the most difficult to reach and often the m...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Apr 3, 2013

Advocating for Your Kids: National Legal Resources and RAD Resource You Should Know

Hi Friends, In researching some information for this blog, I ran into this posting on a forum from a troubled parent of a RAD and mentally ill child. Unfortunately it sounds so familiar to many of our friends here...( from psych central forum) "Ou...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Mar 21, 2013

Avoiding Temper Tantrums in Asperger (and other) Kids: A Link

Hi Friends, we have been talking a little more about Asperger's kids recently and I came across this really interesting article about temper tantrums with kids with Aspergers.  I think some of the approaches here work with many other types of ki...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Feb 27, 2013

Aspergers Syndrome and Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) : Let's Talk

by John  Lately I have been hearing from a lot of parents of children with Aspergers syndrome and hearing that the behaviors are often compared with that of RAD kids.  Before I get into this discussion, let’s clarify our terms. Asperge...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Feb 22, 2013

Knowing When to Let Go: Part 4: Hindsight is 20/20

--> This is the fourth and final part in a series about the hard process of letting a foster child move onto another placement when you are not making progress in his care.  In my case, I had to decide that a foster child I had been...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 2, 2012

Can Certain Foods Be Mood Enhancers?

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by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 29, 2012

Knowing When to Let Go: Part 3: Losses and Gains

--> by John and Diane.   This is the third part in a series about the hard process of letting a foster child move onto another placement when you are not making progress in his care. In my case, I had to decide that a foster child...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 26, 2012

Knowing When To Let Go: Part 2: Getting the Child Ready.

--> by John and Diane.  Moving on also means new chances. After I go through all the steps in part 1. Knowing When To Let Go: When Giving Up isGiving a New Chance, it’s time to start to get the child ready for the move and...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 19, 2012

Knowing When To Let Go: When Giving Up is Giving a New Chance

By John and Diane. The hardest thing for me to face is coming to the truth that I can’t help a child anymore. I, of course, think to myself that I have failed as a parent, that I have failed my foster child, that there was something I could have...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 12, 2012

Help! My Foster Child Has OCD!

By John and Diane. Childhood Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a complex disorder that can start in children as young as 2 years old. An anxiety disorder with components including obsessive thoughts and actions and compulsive thoughts and actions...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Aug 16, 2012

Kids Get Stressed Too: Ways to "Chillax"

 by John and Diane. Even though we, as parents may be SUPER excited (can you tell I am excited?) about the kids going back to school soon, your kids may be feeling some anxiety and stress. Especially tough for special education students, or n...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 16, 2012

Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED): A New Term You Need to Know.?

by John and Diane. I was reading this article from ScienceDaily.com about how uncontrollable anger seems to be more and more prevalent amongst teens these days and thought to myself.. tell me something I dont already know... I bet alot of you fost...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 5, 2012

The Big Fear: Is Your Child A Psychopath? (A link)

Hi Friends, Below is a link to an article from IOL: Lifestyle about identifying factors of early psychopathic behavior in children.  I know this is one of the deepest fears Foster and Adoptive (and maybe all parents of troubled kids) have.. a fe...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jun 22, 2012


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