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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

Dealing with the Negative: Keep Positive Yourself and It Will Trickle Down to the Kiddies...

Hi Friends, My Co-author Diane recently discovered a new blog that is focused on the positive. Making wise choices, thinking positive and dealing with the negatives in life in a pro-active way. With foster parent burn out being a real threat, it's i...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Aug 30, 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

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

Kids Who Steal for Thrills and How to Stop It.

By John and Diane. This is the second part of our 3 part series on dealing with kids who steal.   Check out the first part : Impulsive Stealing: An ADD/ADHD Problem? Unlike Impulsive Stealers, Kids who Thrill-Steal are usually found to...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Jul 23, 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

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

RAD Kids: Working with Your Support System, Finding the Weak Link and Breaking the Manipulation Cycle

by John and Diane. Once you have gone through the honeymoon period (Read, “You and Your RAD Kid: The Importance of the Trust Building Honeymoon Period”: June8 2012) and you have built up enough “carrots”; memories and things that he or she l...
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

“Why are Her Pants Wet, but Her Bed Isn’t?” or The Link Between Attention Deficit, ADHD and Daytime Incontinent Episodes

by John and Diane A fellow foster parent came to me with a question the other day about her foster daughter having problems wetting her pants at school. She never wet her pants at home, and so she was trying to determine if this was a behavioral i...
by Foster Parent Rescue on May 16, 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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