Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Friday, July 5, 2013

Foster Parenting Tips

It is so very important that if you are married, you and your spouse have each other's backs as you walk through the foster parent journey. That probably sounds like an obvious statement to make, but it's so important.

The best days of foster parenting can be exhausting. You need to have your partner available to be a shoulder, to take over while you run out for a break, and to just support each other.

You can have friends and family around that support you, but having that person there who is on the front lines with you makes all the difference.
My husband has been amazing in this regard. He's there to take over when I need an hour or two alone, to encourage me when the situation gets tough, to share in the smallest successes. Most importantly, he reminds me why we decided to do this at all.

Make sure you make it a habit to spend time with your spouse away from the kids, even if it's a simple movie night in front of the t.v. You need the time to reconnect, refresh and restore.

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