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Getting Your Foster Teen to Open Up

We are all aware of how closed-off children can be at times, especially adolescents, and you better bet that this behavior will be magnified tenfold with a foster child. Your child will likely have issues trusting people, especially adults. Even...

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Understanding Difficult Behavior In Foster Kids

It is common for children and adolescents under foster care in Crown Point, Indiana to exhibit some challenging behaviors. These could be withdrawing from their foster siblings and foster parents, or lashing out. We understand how frustrating...

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The Different Types of Foster Care

All families go through bumps in life, some more than others. There is a wide range of factors that cause parents to be unable to care for their own child/children. When this happens, foster kids services like us work closely with the court to...

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The Main Goal of the Foster Care System

Foster care is a temporary arrangement for young children and teens when their parents or primary caregivers are going through a rough patch in life, this could be poverty, substance abuse, physical or mental abuse, and negligence. When a...

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The Best Way to Teach Discipline to Foster Children

Corporal punishment isn’t the best when it comes to teaching discipline to a foster child. These children have likely suffered abuse and neglect in their biological families. However, teaching discipline is also part of raising functional and...

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Making Day One Easier for Your Foster Child

Unlike bringing home a newborn, the first day in a new home isn’t quite as easy for a foster child. There aren’t that many books written about Day 1 to Day X of foster care. Intrinsic Home Care, Inc. is here to offer a few tips on how to...

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