Tonight, I thought I'd get back to foster care posts since the excitement of our vacation is wearing off somewhat. I wanted to talk a little bit about foster kids in school.
I remember when I was in second grade and my foster sister was in first grade... She was in a different district by the time she hit the next grade. It must be really difficult to start in a new school where you don't know anyone, especially when you just joined a new family. I couldn't imagine the poor kids who get shipped around from foster home to foster home and need to start new schools all of the time.
It's so important for teachers and students to welcome new kids and not judge them on how they act when they first join the class. You just never know what a child's background is like. If a kid is acting up in school, maybe they just got removed from their home and placed with a foster family. They could be scared and confused, not knowing how to deal with their feelings. These kids need to be shown compassion and understanding so they can have time to adapt to their new environment. You just never know what a child's situation is upon first glance.
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