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How to Prepare for Respite: Respite is a much needed service to fostering families. It allows foster parents to take a break, which helps prevent burn out. Respite offers birth children of the foster home quality time with their parents. It also gives the foster children a break.
http://adoption.about.com/cs/fostercare/a/Prepare_respite.htm

Anxiety in Children: How Parents Can Help: Children experience various states of fear and anxiety from the moment they are born. Sometimes it is easy to tell if a child is anxious by their crying and clinging behaviors. But sometimes, it is difficult to identify anxiety in children. Some children hide their anxiety because it is too difficult for them to express it to others. Some children turn their anxiety into angry tantrums or defiant behaviors.http://www.kathyeugster.com/articles/article004.htm

Worry Wise Kids: Are you worrying about your anxious child? You are not alone. Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing children and adolescents today, but it is also the most treatable. If you are the parent of one of the millions of children who suffer from excessive fears and anxieties, we’re here to help.   http://www.worrywisekids.org/

Changes in Children’s Behavior before and after parent visits (ages birth to 5):  Visits between foster children and their biological parents are important. They allow children to maintain contact with their birth family. However, these visits can be difficult for foster children, birth parents and foster parents. http://www.ocd.pitt.edu/files/pdf/foster/27758_ocd_changes-behavior.pdf

 

Nine Steps to More Effective Parenting:
http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/nine_steps.html?tracking=P_RelatedArticle#cat146

Developing Your Child’s Self-Esteem
http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/self_esteem.html?tracking=P_RelatedArticle#cat146

Teaching Your Child Self-Control
http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/self_control.html#

Empowering Parents:  http://www.empoweringparents.com
Child behavior:  http://www.kathyeugster.com
Worry Wise Kids:  http://www.worrywisekids.org
Healing Trauma:  www.helpguide.org
Helping kids:  http://www.nasponline.org
Foster Care transitions:  http://centerforchildwelfare.com
Foster Parents grief:  http://nysccc.org/fostercare/shared-parenting/going-home/helping-foster-parents-grieve/
Confident kids:  http://cuegly.blogspot.co.uk
Chore charts:  www.mychorechart.com
Chore charts:  www.myjobchart.com
Fun:  www.babbaco.com
Fun:  www.earth911.com
Education:  www.education.com
Fun:  www.smuckers.com
Foster care:  http://nfpaonline.org
Foster care:  www.about.com
Mental health:  www.helpguide.org
Kids health:  www.kidshealth.org
Behavior at home:  http://nichcy.org/schoolage/behavior/athome?pfstyle=wp
Foster parents:  http://www.families4children.com/fc_should.cfm
Permanency & family connections:  http://www.nrcpfc.org
Charts:  http://www.empoweringparents.com/free-downloadable-charts/
Resources:  http://classroom.jc-schools.net/guidance/teachers.html
Misc:  http://www.childrensdefense.org/
200+ Activities for kids:  www.playcreateexplore.com
Children’s songs http://www.theteachersguide.com/ChildrensSongs.htm
Shaving cream fun http://www.playcreateexplore.com/2012/04/20-ways-to-play-with-shaving-cream.html
One of my favorite websites is http://kidshealth.org/parent/