National FC Month (Tip #6)

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 #6. Donate school supplies When August rolls around there is always a push for donated school supplies for underprivileged kids and low income schools. When foster kids … Continue reading National FC Month (Tip #6)

National FC Month (Tip #5)

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 #5. Become a prayer warrior for a foster family Commit to praying for a foster family on a regular basis. While confidentiality may require the family to … Continue reading National FC Month (Tip #5)

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