By Nathalee Clement. Kids Room. Published at Monday, April 15th, 2019 - 03:46:37 AM.
Hiding Place (Box for Items) – Some children have “stuff” with them from their home that they want to keep, but they don’t want to see it every day. They don’t want to talk about it, and they certainly don’t want other people having it. Providing a safe place to keep things like this can solve some issues. The child knows their items are safe. Plus, you know where they are and what they are.
Night lights – Remember that children who are new to your home do not know the layout of your house as well as you and your other children do. Children who have moved from home to home sometimes wake up disoriented and may not remember where they are. Also, children who have been through trauma, even older children, may have some lingering childhood fears that a simple night light can easily soothe.
Essentials Kit – Having essentials on hand for children of all ages (or at least the ages you are open to fostering) is always a great idea. Many times kids will arrive at your home with almost nothing. It helps to not have to immediately run out shopping.
Many people have asked us to write a post with tips for preparing a room for a placement. Given the popularity of our Foster Care Wishlist post, and the request for a room specific post, we decided to make it happen. Here are some steps to go through so that you are more prepared than we were! Also its a great way to keep your hands busy while you wait for the call.
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