Posts Tagged: Making the Most of Visits

‘Your Actions Are Setting You Back’ – Losing my temper in visits hurt my case.

Jeanette with her oldest son, Remi, and Xavier and Zachary.

In 1999, my 2-year-old son Remi was removed because I hit him and my family called child welfare on me. I was only 17 years old when Remi was born. Remi was an all-over-the-place, running around, never-sitting-still type of kid. It was partially my fault. I spoiled him rotten. I thought that’s what I was supposed to do—spoil him and love him to death.

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Standing in Your Child’s Shoes – How to meet your child’s needs during visits.

Illustration by Ogen Dolma

Visit Coaching supports parents in planning fun visits that help them bond with their children. Here Marty Beyer, who developed Visit Coaching, explains how parents can make the most of family time while their children are in foster care:

One of the most important things for a parent to do during visits is to stand in the child’s shoes. Imagine what it’s like for your child to be separated from you … Read More