Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ready to Start Up Again...

I think... We have already decided to have a late start on Monday.

It has been an interesting 2 weeks as we have been doing an emergency respite care for a 13 yr old girl. I usually will not take any children older than my 2 older kids, but this child is pretty delayed and really does not displace my daughter. She has however brought issues to the table that actually gave my kids an opportunity to see some of the behaviors that we often talk about... which I have found to be a more effective way of teaching sometime. Being a foster parent is so very rewarding for me and 1 of the bonuses is that my kids learn empathy and have an opportunity to care for others. They also develop vision for what behaviors may look like to others.

1 comment:

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

One of my best tools when working with kids was to show them how they looked having a tantrum. I would start screaming, flop around on the floor, kick my legs, all of it. The kid was usually stunned, then they always denied that was how they looked. A few more imitations, and those tantrums would fade away.
Now if that only worked on the children I live with.....