Dealing with Foster
& Adoption Children
and foster children
are a special challenge for two reasons. The first is that
they have a history before coming into your family. This
history is often destructive and has damaged them in various
ways. You are probably well aware of childhood disorders,
temper tantrums, childhood depression, childhood anxiety,
negative child self esteem, and teen behavior problems. The
damage and childhood disorders are most often acted out on
adoptive parents and foster parents.
This is why it is so important
to understand the process and information in e- Parent
Coach. As foster parents, learning the process will
give you a way of thinking through the parenting role and
how to provide a structure in your foster parenting that
will work. It will guide you so you donít get confused and
reactive, making the problems worse. It will help you
provide the environment that will help those children in
your home receive the nurturing and discipline they need.
Your confidence as a foster parent will also make you a more
fulfilled foster parent.
Information in e- Parent Coach will help you understand
some reasons why your adoptive children and foster children
behave the way they do. When you understand the motivation
behind negative behavior, it helps you be more objective and
empathic as a foster parent.
need additional help with a live Coach, you can call Earl Friesen, M.A.
at (866) 471-1220
see Live Coaching