Published at Sunday, April 14th, 2019 - 04:53:04 AM. Kids Room. By Vedetta Germain.
Cluttering the room full of toys or decorations before the foster child arrives can make it feel like they are moving into someone else’s room. So keep it simple at first and then encourage them to choose things to put in their room. This helps the foster child or young person to make the room their own. It is also a good idea to keep the colour scheme warm and neutral to avoid picking a colour that is not to their taste. They are also more likely to take care of the room if they have helped to decorate it.
Communication Board – Talking can be intimidating. Using a communication board or a worry board, for children in crisis can keep a line of communication open without them needing to talk. This does not have to be a public board. A small dry erase board in the child’s bedroom works well. I like to have it close to their bed, so they can easily jot down what they are thinking about while going to sleep.
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