Foster parents share the amazing characteristic of selflessness. But, not all foster parents share the same lifestyle, family dynamic, or beliefs. Welcoming a child into your home is a big decision and one that needs to be thoroughly analyzed.
The Spruce, a family life and living website, compiled a list of things that one should consider before becoming a foster parent:
If you are tired of trying to motivate your kids to do their chores, you are not alone. Many kids have a hard time understanding why it matters to do their chores. You want them to be able to take care of their own messes, but your kids feel like chores are boring. You want them to make a meaningful contribution to the family, but your kids just want to play or
For some people struggling with mental health, medication can be a lifesaver. When prescribed by a doctor and taken appropriately, medication can make a real difference in people’s lives. For some, medication isn’t the answer for them or they may decide to stop taking the pills.
Self-harm is a way that some people express feelings of distress and emotional pain by intentionally hurting themselves. The lack of understanding about self-harm can lead to insensitivity about the topic as most people could never imagine hurting themselves on purpose.
Your child is struggling with their emotions and behaviors and you would like them to see a therapist. What should you expect?
Shawna Croaker, the Director of Community Based Services and licensed therapist at PATH, gives pointers on what to expect when starting the process.