Giggling. Joking. Silliness. Laughing.

Having fun makes us better parents, helps the relationship with our foster children, and pushes us through the rough times.

Helping attachment…

When we first foster, our child doesn’t know us, we don’t know them.

One of the ways to interact in positive ways is to be silly, laugh, be playful. Depending on the age of your child you might play with hide-and-seek, carry them on your back, make silly faces together into the mirror, mimic each other, wear goofy clothes, play silly games, or do make believe. Laughing together can build bonds and attachment in a non-threatening, congenial way.

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About Helouise Steenkamp

I'm a 45 plus, Devoted Wife and Mother. Adonai has blessed us with two Amazingly Wonderful Sons. We have had the privilege of being Place of Safety parents for 1 1/2 years and there after foster parents to a Darling Princess for 5 years. She was reconciled with her biological parents in Dec'14. Our hearts are still aching from the loss, but we know that as we trust Adonai with our salvation, so we can trust Him with her future. We welcomed our new 4 year old foster child on 05JUN'15.
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