Help for Children and Foster Parents

When life deals its worst blows, children often suffer the most. Studies show that intervention helps children most in the early years of life.

Bruce Eckman is a Life Coach, Foster Parent, and Resource Peer Mentor, specializing in helping struggling foster parents and small children get a fresh start after a difficult situation. Bruce provides Foster and Respite Care, Coaching and training. He also provides a Lending Library and other parenting resources. Bruce works primarily with Foster Parents, Case Workers, and Children in the Southeastern Idaho areas.

Bruce is also a Licensed Foster Parent providing Respite and Foster Care and a Resource Peer Mentoring through Fostering Idaho.

Making a Difference
One Child at a Time


One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean.

Approaching the boy he asked “Young man, what are you doing?”
The boy replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The Surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”

The man laughed to himself and said, “Do you realize there are hundreds of miles of beach with millions of starfish? You can’t make any difference.” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the surf.

Then smiling at the man he said,

“I made a difference to that one.”

My Mission

"To Make A Difference in the Lives of Children by working directly with 2 to 10 year old children and their caregivers, to help the children to grow up to be good parents who will teach their children good parenting skills, thus affecting the lives of generations of children." - Bruce Eckman -

Bruce Eckman