Parenting Teens in Foster Care: Power and Protection

Teenager.

Here are a few tips that I have generated from working with a few kick a$$ foster parents who have teen placements.

First things first, work on the relationship, not the rules.

Develop House rules that make sense and are simple.

Keep your teen updated on the happenings of their case, even if it is full of “yuck”.

Never, ever, try to alienate your teen from their birth parent.

Foodie, Traveler, Social Worker, Child and Family Therapist, Future LICSW

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