National FC Month (Tip #4)

May is National Foster Care Month and we thought we'd share 10 ways in 10 days you can support kids in care without becoming a foster parent. Tip #4. Provide a meal When someone has a baby, family and friends gather together to provide meals for the family as the new mom recovers and the … Continue reading National FC Month (Tip #4)

National FC Month (Tip #3)

May is National Foster Care Month and we thought we'd share 10 ways in 10 days you can support kids in care without becoming a foster parent. Tip #3. Donate gently used items Too often placements come with little or no worldly possessions so this is always a need for families. If you have an … Continue reading National FC Month (Tip #3)

National FC Month (Tip #2)

May is National Foster Care Month and we thought we'd share 10 ways in 10 days you can support kids in care without becoming a foster parent. Tip #2. Become a respite provider or approved babysitter This requires background checks and fingerprinting and training, so it is often hard to find people who are willing … Continue reading National FC Month (Tip #2)

National FC Month (Tip #1)

May is National Foster Care Month and we thought we'd share 10 ways in 10 days you can support kids in care without becoming a foster parent. Tip Number 1: Become a CASA volunteer CASA volunteers can make a huge difference in the outcome for kids in foster care. They are sometimes the only voice … Continue reading National FC Month (Tip #1)

Don’t Create a Vacuum

There is a great parenting strategy I think we should all subscribe to; don’t remove a coping mechanism or survival strategy from a child unless you have something better to replace it with. Don’t create a vacuum if you are not prepared to fill it. Vacuums by definition cannot remain unfilled. If you're not equipped … Continue reading Don’t Create a Vacuum

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

I'm traveling to Seattle to speak at the Refresh Conference this week. I'm looking forward to the trip for several reasons. I've never been to the Pacific Northwest, some friends moved to Seattle last year and I haven't seen them since they moved, and I'm looking forward to presenting my assigned topic; Building Healthy Relationships … Continue reading Establishing Healthy Boundaries

Agent of Healing

To be an effective agent of healing in your child's life you will need to understand their history and come to terms with your past. Both are necessary.