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6 Tips from Foster Youth on What Makes a Good Foster Parent

6 Tips from Foster Youth on What Makes a Good Foster Parent

What does it take to be a good foster parent? We spoke with former and current youth in foster care to get their take on the subject. Together, we created a list of the top six characteristics that every foster parent should have.

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Becoming the "World's Greatest Dad"

Becoming the "World's Greatest Dad"

Whether your children are three months or 17 years old, we can help you set the framework to build healthy relationship that will last a lifetime. We know that active fathers make a significant positive impact in a child’s life. This is why we offer a FREE fathering empowerment program called BraveHearts for Dads.

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Practicing Emotional Intelligence Through Yoga

Practicing Emotional Intelligence Through Yoga

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize and manage your emotions while also recognizing emotions in others. Through it, you can become self-aware, build self-management skills, become more empathetic, and practice relationship management. We aren’t born with emotional intelligence, so it is something that needs to be practiced. One way to do so is through yoga.

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Life with Siblings: What to Expect

Life with Siblings: What to Expect

In my seven years of fostering, 75% of children who have come through my home have been part of a sibling group of at least two children. It can be a challenge to welcome multiple children with trauma into your home. The new challenges can be based on simple things like laundry, meal preparation, or even the forever challenge of getting everyone out the door in the morning. However, I’ve gathered few observations over the years that might be helpful to share with a family who is ready to take in their first sibling group.

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5 Adorable Things About Being a Foster Parent

5 Adorable Things About Being a Foster Parent

My husband and I recently became licensed foster parents through Cornerstones of Care. My mom would tell you I have waited my entire life for this. Growing up, I always knew I would foster and adopt kids, but most people would probably tell you that this month has been years in the making. Our own ideas about what our foster care journey would look like have changed quite a bit during that time, but we finally found our stride with fostering older kids.

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