Children are like angels, and they are what make us humans. As a society of living beings, if you want to see the purest form of love and affection, you can only see it in the eyes of young children. But sometimes, people don’t have much money and other things to keep their children. And to feed them and watch them grow in front of their eyes. Hence, they opt for giving their child to foster care.
In America, more than 4,00,000 children happen to go into foster care in the past year. And the numbers are just increasing day by day. In addition, even though foster cares in America are quite good and provide all the basic necessity to the child. Still, they lack when it comes to personal development, and that’s what we are going to talk about today. Therefore, we will discuss why foster care for young children needs to be developmentally informed.
About Foster Care For Young Children
Foster care, as you can make it from the name, is a place where the foster child comes in for the attention of grown-ups. Furthermore, foster care keeps the child as long as possible or in some cases, as long as their finances allow them to. So, once the child is old enough to work in local stores and earn, they ask them to move out. Don’t think they do it because they don’t want to take them in. The reason is that when the child becomes a teenager, his requirements change, which a foster home can’t provide them. On the other hand, foster care’s main aim is to take care of young and old babies. Thus, they need to take in a young foster baby than taking care of a grown-up teenager.
The problem To Be Developmentally informed
As you might have seen in any of the foster cares, you may have noticed that children of different ages are living together under one roof. And they are playing and learning in the same way. A boy of age 5 is sitting next to a boy who’s age is 10, and both of them are learning the same skills. As a result, sometimes a child is not able to grasp everything a teacher is telling them. There could be many reasons, such as he’s too young for that kind of study. And needs to know some formula before even trying to solve the problem. Furthermore, in some cases, a student is too old to be learning these things and feels kind off out of place. It makes him feel conscious and uneasy.
The Solution To Make Foster Care To Be Developmentally Informed
To correct this age gap problem, foster care needs a different approach. The notion is that a child of 5 can get a whole different set of facilities. Which is according to his age. And the child of age 10 should get the teaching and the place to practice physical games separately from young boys. In that way, the proper growth of both mind and body will happen, and the children of foster care will be better prepared for the world.