Foster children need heroes. Actually all children need heroes, but most children have less of a problem finding and identifying their heroes. As foster parents we need to help our children see heroes around us. We need to help them decide what makes a hero, what qualities, what choices. The holiday yesterday provides the chance to talk today with them about what a hero is. Talk about who your heroes are and why.
How about choosing a hero of the week this summer?
Take turns choosing one or do it together as a family.
Or, choose one each week and tell your children about their story.
Be open-minded about your choices... history, sports, legends, humor, anything that gets you talking about heroes.
Here are a few areas to get you started:
Legends: Casey Jones, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Betsy Ross,
Women: Sybil Luddington, Florence Nightingale, Clara BartonCrazy, Guinness Record type stunts:
Joey Chesnut..... this year's winner [5th year in a row] of Nathan's hot dog eating contest !!
Have some fun with it!
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