As a survivor of child abuse, Rob Scheer is in the unique position of understanding the trauma his children experienced.
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I needed this time alone, and I could tell right away that I would be better for it, and my family would benefit from it, as well.
For many youth who suffer from abuse, neglect, and depression, they often feel that they have no control of their lives. Indeed, the only place these children often can gain some sort of control is online, usually through the means of social networking.
Take some time to sit down with your children and remind them why you chose to be a foster parent. If possible, give them
To my fellow foster parents, thank you for what you do. Thank you for making sacrifices in your own life to care for those in need. Thank you for loving children without abandon, and as family. Thank you for changing the lives of those in need. May your own lives be changed, as well.
So many dates on the calendar, so many reasons to celebrate, so many different ways. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, Kwanzaa; these are times that can be extremely difficult for many foster children.
School. For so many children, it is a place of learning, of laughter, and a place to make friends and form relationships. Not so for children in foster care. It is a very difficult place, where academic failure and behavior problems are the norm.
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Not everyone can be a foster parent. I understand that. It has been the hardest thing I have ever done, while at the same
The four-year-old boy, suffering from so much pain in his life, smiled at me as I took his hand in mine. When I looked into my son from foster care's bright eyes, my own eyes began to fill with tears, and I was quickly reminded of the Bible verse, Matthew 25:35-36.
Statistically, I am supposed to be dead, in jail, or homeless. At 14, I'd been kicked out of so many foster homes that it became a game to me. I acted out because I didn't trust anyone, and I didn't expect that to change any time soon. So, how come I didn't end up as yet another statistic? ONE. CARING. ADULT.
Without a doubt, one of the hardest parts about being a foster parent for me is the emotional turmoil and trauma a child