Monthly Archives: May 2017

What do you do about angry outbursts?

First, manage your expectations. Don’t be surprised when children in your care do something impulsive in anger. The more trauma a child has experienced, the more likely he or she is to act out in anger. The good news is … Continue reading

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 What do you do about sexting?

First, understand that the young people in your care are “digital natives.” They are growing up with abilities and the tools to use them that some of us aren’t even aware of. New apps and programs are being created that … Continue reading

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Tips for Parenting Kids who have been Mistreated

EVERY RESPONSE should start with, “I care about you, and I want the best for you.” Take a deep breath and calm down before responding. If necessary, tell the child you’ll talk about it later, and put some time between … Continue reading

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What do you do about lying or stealing?

First, don’t be shocked. Despite doing all you can to make clear your expectations about the guidelines for acceptable behavior in your home, the young people who have been entrusted to your care may have come from environments in which … Continue reading

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