Welcoming foster children into your home is a wonderful act of kindness and gives kids from traumatized backgrounds a chance to live with a stable family. But those dreams of a happy foster experience can be made much tougher due to potential PTSD and behavioral issues. Counseling for the child is a good idea, and foster parents may benefit, too. Chances Are the Child Has Been Through Trauma Kids go into the foster system as a result of something negative, such as neglect, abuse, or even family death.
As a lifetime sufferer of depression, I have spent a great deal of time in therapy. One thing that I learned early on was the importance of having a good attitude and trying to figure out how to cope with some of the suggestions that my counselors gave me. I realized that when it came to having a good experience, the bulk of the responsibility fell in my lap. I started working hard to take their suggestions in stride and carefully analyze my life and my behavior. This blog is all about improving the counseling process by having a better attitude.