Positive Guidance for Hard-to-Handle Kids. Parenting Education for Foster Parents.
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Parenting Education for Foster Parents
Foster parents face numerous and complex challenges. Discipline may be one of the most difficult tasks in striving to positively guide a foster child. Foster children come from varied and uncertain pasts and they bring with them a unique set of challenges. This lesson will discuss some of the behaviors of hard-to-handle kids and explore some of the prevention and intervention strategies parents can use to guide their foster child's behavior.
Participants will . . .
For abused and neglected children, the nature of their experiences adversely influences the development of their brains.
Adapted from: "How To Handle A Hard-To-Handle Kid" by C. Drew Edwards
Your child is laid back and calm
Your child is action-oriented and on the go, even while sleepingWhat's Your Child's Temperament?
High Stimulation Threshold
Your child can withstand large amounts of pain, adverse weather, and difficult situations.
Low Stimulation Threshold
Your child notices even small amounts of pain, sound, or light, and doesn't like crowds.
Your child's emotions are usually quite even. Your child usually displays feelings in a low-key manner
Your child's emotions are strongly expressed and tend to be exaggerated.What's Your Child's Temperament?
Your child tends to complain, become upset, and see the negative side of life
Your child tends to be upbeat,
happy, content, and positive.
Your child tends to prefer a consistent daily schedule.
Your child tends to prefer a more varied schedule.What's Your Child's Temperament?
Your child's attention can easily be diverted to another activity
Your child has a long attention span that is not easy to break.
Your child is outgoing, sociable, and eager to try new things.
Slow to Embrace Change
Your child is cautious about new situations and changes in routines .What's Your Child's Temperament?
Your child thrives on social contact. He or she is outgoing and enjoys group activities more than playing alone.
Your child is less outgoing and enjoys playing alone.
Most Effective Age