Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Quick - I need a question for Foster Parent Friday...

Any burning questions for mie to answer this week for Foster Parent Friday?

Come on - you're dying to know something foster parent related...right?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ideas on how to break the "RAD" cycle (beyond interuppting with silly things,re-directing, etc) I have a foster (now adopted)preschooler who is "RAD"ish. My husband and I have noticed that she seems to go into defiant, manipulative (RAD) behavior when I (mommy) leave the house. She has overcome so many RAD things, but this is one whe are having trouble with. I'm sure it is related to her past - feeling abandoned ... insert typical foster care story ... but I don't know how to help her "reset".

Kim said...

Um, um, um...okay, I got one! How do you introduce or refer to your new foster child when you are out in public? Meaning, when people want to know your relationship to the child, what do you say?

autumn's dizzy thoughts said...

As a potential foster parent with children of my own- how do I prepare them for being foster-siblings? Do I instruct them about privacy and such? I have a 4 year old, 8 1/2 year old and a 11 year old- all boys

Thanks
Autumn

Mie said...

These are great questions! Thanks everyone. I'll definitely answer 2 of them and will probably get a guest blogger to do the RADish one because though I was blessed enough to have a RADish preschooler I am by no means an expert - but I know some!