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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

New Year, New House Rules: Starting the Year Off RIght

By John and Diane. The House Rules  post is our Number 1. read post on this blog, and it's no wonder. Getting house-rules to work in your home means setting boundaries that allow kids to understand expectations and consequences...and to foll...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Dec 31, 2012

FPR Holiday Survival Guide: Foster Kids with Bio Parents: Gift Giving and Winter Break

--> by John and Diane.  It is almost more complicated than the lyrics to the 12 days of Christmas. How do you make sure that all your foster kids get an equal amount of presents? Some foster kids have biological parents...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Dec 10, 2012

FPR Holiday Guide: Introducing Your RAD Kids to Charity

There is no better time to talk about charity, sharing and giving then Christmastime and these concepts, though easy for most of us to grasp can be challenging to understand for kids with RAD and other attachment disorders. Participation in charity w...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Dec 7, 2012

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

Focusing the ADD Brain: Interrupt Homework for Exercise

by John and Diane. I have noticed over the years that when I work on homework with my ADD/ADHD foster kids they get sleepy, unfocused, shut down, space out and just plain look at me with a blank expression on their faces as if the math we did the d...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 5, 2012

Can Certain Foods Be Mood Enhancers?

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by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 29, 2012

Controlling the Chaos: Foster Home House Rules for Teens

By John and Diane. House Rules for Foster homes, or any home with kids are VITAL in our minds, to give kids clear boundaries and expectations. Especially important in foster homes, house rules provide security for kids, letting them know both what...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 22, 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

Remember Abbey? She really needs a home pretty quick!

Remember Abbey? Evidently, the poor little girl is losing her foster home. She needs to be adopted (or maybe another foster home?) like, yesterday. According to the Last Hope Dobermans Facebook page, she can be adopted in Texas or Oklahoma, and some...
by The Elka Almanac on Oct 4, 2012

Foster Parent Q&A: Help! My RAD Child Needs a Door Alarm, but Then Pees in his Room!

--> by John and Diane.  Hi Friends, The issue of kids, foster or adoptive kids especially, urinating in their rooms, closets or in other inappropriate areas is huge and a very difficult issue to deal with and correct. The sou...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Sep 24, 2012

Lying Yourself Sick? How You Can Help Your Foster Kids Stay Healthy

by John and Diane.  Shifting eyes is a sign that someone is lying. A recent article in US News and World Report talks about a study done at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana about the connection between lying and health. The stu...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Aug 31, 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

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


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