Today, I unfortunately had to take a sick day. I had a fever last night, and couldn't risk getting all of the children sick. On the bright side, I do feel a lot better tonight than I did last night. Though I still can't breathe through my nose, the fever is gone, and I'm feeling much more like myself. Thank goodness!
So tonight, I was catching up on one of my absolute favorite television shows, Once Upon A Time, and it got me thinking about foster children. I'm a few weeks behind (even though the show has been on winter hiatus since the end of December, I'm pretty sure) and the plot line strongly revolves around Elsa and Anna, from the Disney movie Frozen.
For many kids in foster care, it can be easy to lose confidence in themselves. They may not be proud of who they are because there can be such a negative stigma attached to foster care. What they may not realize about themselves, though, is that it isn't the child's fault that he or she is in foster care. All of the blame falls on the parent, not the child. So it's up to the foster family to boost each child's self-esteem and give them the tools that they need to be confident and successful in life.
All children need to be praised, loved, and told how special they are, but foster kids need all of that even more. No matter how long a child is placed in your foster home, you use every moment and opportunity to make a lasting impact on that child's life.
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