Annika and Maria explain the importance of patience as a foster parent or caregiver.
It's a good habit can be a helpful activity to help youth feel comfortable with your household routines and expectations.
Be patient as youth adjust to your home and family routines.
Try this deep breathing technique when you or another family member feels frustrated.
Creating a positive caregiver/youth relationship is key to helping teens deal with tough emotions and challenging times.
Try using active listening to help youth feel heard and understood.
Building a relationship does not happen overnight. Remember to create an positive environment through open communication.
Holding regular family meetings can help build family closeness.
Many foster youth have experienced big challenges, it is important for caregivers to be supportive and good role models.
Use active listening to help youth feel heard and supported.