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Spring Cleaning with Foster Kids Could Mean Wake Up Calls

By John and DianeApril 9 2016Spring Cleaning is something the whole family can contribute too. Remember - if a child can operate a cell phone or gaming device, they can operate a broom!When you have foster children in the house, or kids who have suff...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Apr 9, 2016

Our Annual ADHD and RAD Kid Summer Planner:

Welcome to Our Annual ADHD and RAD Kid Summer Planner, otherwise known as: "Why I Didn't Lose My Mind While My Kid's were on Summer Vacation" by Foster Parent RescueBy John and Diane(First appeared on our blog 5/8/12) We are only a few short weeks aw...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 22, 2015

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

Helpful Tips for Parents in New Book : ADHD, Anxiety Issues

Hi Friends, We here at Foster Parent Rescue are all about Practical Advice that works for everyday parents to help deal with the daily chaos of dealing with kids with behavioral problems.  We came across this book review that sounds like it ma...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Mar 18, 2013

Life Rules for Foster (and All) Parents

by John and Diane. We recently re-posted our House Rules for kids and teens, and got a question…”Where are the rules for parents?”  Thanks for the reminder! We have been meaning to talk about this for a while now. Although most of t...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jan 6, 2013

Foster Parent Survival:Preparing Kids for Holiday Parties and Travel

by John and Diane. Do your foster kids get a little TOO excited by holiday get togethers? The holidays can be stressful on foster families for numerous reasons, and joyful as well, and with everything to do with your little holiday elves, plann...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Dec 3, 2012

Impulsive Stealing: An ADD/ ADHD Child Problem?

by John and Diane.  All kids might have the urge or impulse to steal once in a while during an average childhood. We have all done it as kids, stolen a piece of gum from the bin at the grocery store, or a quarter from the table.&nbs...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 13, 2012

Back to School Planning for Kids with ADD, Trust Disorders and More

By John and Diane. NOTE: This posting is about ADD and Trust disorder kids who CAN attend school.  For all those parents who are dealing with kids who aren't attending or cannot attend school yet due to behavioral issues, we have informati...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 9, 2012

What the Heck Are They Talking About?: Announcing a New Glossary of Terms

by John and Diane. Whether you are new to the "system" or have been in it for decades, dealing with counselors, lawyers and doctors means sometimes getting new words, or worse, abbreviations, thrown at you at meetings constantly. Diagnostic terms,...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 6, 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

Exciting News! Foster Parent Rescue on Your Kindle!

Hi Friends, Exciting news ! Our Foster Parent Rescue blog is now available on your Kindle! Perfect for those of you who are too busy to sit at your computer and read it (that would be all of you!) and want to read it while waiting at the doctors offi...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jun 25, 2012

What Do I Do When My Foster Child Hits Me?

By John and Diane. Foster kids often have behavioral issues and hitting or striking-out at a foster parent or sibling is not uncommon. The first time it happens to you can be confusing. There are steps that must be taken to protect yourself an...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jun 19, 2012

Why is My Foster or Adopted Kid Urinating in The Closet (in a Jar, Towel, Hamper, Soda Can): The Red (or Yellow in this Case) Flag and How to Deal with It.

By John and Diane I recently got a message from a parent of a RAD, ADHD adopted child who, although having lived with the family for years, recently began peeing in her room. Unlike bedwetting, which is unintentional and usually done in a sleep...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jun 14, 2012

You and Your RAD Kid: The Importance of the Trust-Building- Honeymoon Period

by John and Diane Working with a child with a trust disorder (also know as Reactive Detachment Disorder, Attachment disorder), whether it is a new foster child or a child you have adopted can be a frustrating and difficult process, especially i...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jun 8, 2012

Hoarding Food Behavior Amongst Foster Kids: An Opportunity for Understanding and Building Trust

by John and Diane Hoarding behaviors of all kinds are not uncommon amongst foster or adopted kids. Hoarding food is especially common and often times overly worrisome for new foster or adoptive parents.  Food issues can be scary.  Let...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jun 5, 2012

Putting a Bounty on Bad Behavior: Rules and “Reward” Techniques to Deal with Hitting and Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors Amongst Foster Kids

By John and Diane Kids hit each other whether you like it or not. No matter how watchful you are (and I even have cameras in my home) children eventually strike out at each other in anger or frustration.  This is a situation that I have ple...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jun 1, 2012

“God Help Me! ” or “How the Use of Faith Can Help Build a Stronger Relationship with your Child with RAD or Trust Disorders”

by  John and Diane Concepts like “turning the other cheek,” showing compassion towards others, forgiveness and service are Christian concepts shared by many religions.  As a Christian foster father, I found that by talking about...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 25, 2012

Working with Foster Kids and RAD Kids: Part 2: Building on Situational Trust: Bartering for Goods

by John and Diane Following up on “The RAD Child: Situational Trust and Safety Zones” article, I want to discuss how to proceed with your RAD child and how to work with multiple kids in the home. Now that the child has his safety zone (hi...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 15, 2012

The ADHD and RAD Kid Summer Planner: or "Why I Didn't Lose My Mind While My Kid's were on Summer Vacation" by Foster Parent Rescue

By John and Diane We are only a few short weeks away from summer break from school around here, and if you are a foster parent, or parent of a tough kid, like a child with ADD, ADHD or an attachment disorder, to name a few, the thought of days...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 8, 2012

The RAD Child, Situational Trust and Safety Zones: Part 1. The Bedroom

by John and Diane As I make my way through a larger text on working with kids with RAD, I wanted to share my techniques with you on how to build a safety zone with a new (in my case at least) foster child with RAD. The best way to help a R...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 4, 2012


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