Blog Posts - 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

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

Scholarships for Adopted Kids

Being adopted often comes with many obstacles and problems, often starts when the adopted person is still a kid. But once they pass through their teen’s age, there are many scholarships for adopted children available so that they can pursue goo...
by Start Grants on Jan 21, 2016

Free Braces for Kids

Can I get a free brace for children? This is certainly a pleasant opportunity asked by many parents in the United States. As you know, the cost of dental care is pretty expensive and many of the families –especially those that have a low income–...
by Start Grants on Nov 17, 2015

Grants for Foster Kids

Free financial aid for foster kids doesn’t come often. Typically, grants or free money are awarded for education. There are some social security programs from the government to meet the basic needs and ensure the health of these children; but indiv...
by Start Grants on Sep 3, 2015

Every Kid Has Their Currency: A Story of Persistence and the Bathroom Lights

by John and DianeI want to share a little story with you about the bathroom lights.My (adopted) son "Steve" is now in his mid teens, but still suffers the effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and has devastating memory issues. His long term memory...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Aug 1, 2015

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

Learning Websites for Kids: A resource

Hi friends, I don't believe in sitting your kids in front of a computer all day - I believe its better to keep, especially troubled kids, physically active and outdoors, in touch with nature whenever possible - there is simply something healing...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Apr 27, 2015

Blending Your Foster Kids and Your Bio Kids: Part 3 When Jealousy Rears Its Ugly Head…

By John and Diane When I first started doing foster care I knew it would be a growing and learning experience for my whole family. If you read Parts 1 and 2 of this series, you can see that the growing has been painful at times, but there have been c...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 17, 2014

Into the Fold: Blending Your Bio Kids with Your Foster Kids - Part 2: Rooms to Grow…

by John and DianeI asked my daughter to write down her thoughts on growing up in a home with foster children and I thought that her advice and insights would be very valuable to new (and experienced) foster parents out there. I feel that foster pare...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 10, 2014

Into the Fold: The Effect on Your Bio Kids When Foster Kids Come Home: Part 1.

 by John and DianeBecoming a foster parent when you already have children of your own is a big decision, and one that is sometimes made with well-intentioned naïveté. At least, it was in my case.Ten years ago, I led my family, (2 daughters an...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 3, 2014

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

Dealing with the Introverted RAD Kid: Introverted Tantrums and the Fall Back Technique

by John and Diane RAD kids or children with trust, attachment or trauma disorders, tantrum or “go off” in two different ways. Some are extroverted: meaning they direct their anger outwards- towards You (lucky you…) calling you names, breaking y...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Aug 22, 2014

FosterCare Month/ Foster Parent Rescue BirdHouse Challenge! May 1 - 30 2014

Hi Friends!In honor of Foster Care Month, we here at Foster Parent Rescue wanted to do something fun, and therapeutic, for our foster families and kids this year... a Birdhouse Challenge.Here's How it Works:1.  Build from scratch or pick up an i...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Apr 29, 2014

The Photo-Link: A Vital Keepsake/Tool for a RAD Child (or Any Foster Child.)

By John and DianeWith the advent of digital photography, we all take a lot more photos...but how many actually get printed?Not so important to most of us. Really, we post our faces on social media, we email pics to relatives who save them to a hard d...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jan 28, 2014

Can Your Troubled Kids Make A Resolution? Goal Setting for the New Year

By John and DianeNew Year Resolutions are part of many people's traditional celebration, but are troubled kids able to make a resolution?New Year's Eve is a great time to talk about resolutions - which are, after all, just another word for "goals."&n...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Dec 31, 2013

Are You Anxious Over Your Child's Anxiousness? How to Deal

by John and DianeWe all experience anxiety at different times for different reasons and foster and adopted kids are no different. Their anxiety may be triggered by extraordinary circumstances like family visits or PTSD type flashes, or can be related...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Dec 17, 2013

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

School ADDitude: Tips and Tools for Kids with ADD/ADHD

Keeping your ADD/ADHD kids on track everyday is tough, getting them organized and on track with their SCHOOLWORK is nearly impossible.  We have shared many tools and tricks for dealing with homework and studying here on FPR.  To review all...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 30, 2013


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