Faces of Fostering – Karen on fostering and a sense of humour

Faces of Fostering – Karen on fostering and a sense of humour

“The most important thing you need when you foster teenagers is a sense of humour!

I have grown used to the rolling of eyes when my foster child sees some of the outfits I wear. She asked me recently, ‘what are you wearing? You look like a Llama!;’ all because I had tassels on my top!

Having a sense of humour is important, especially with teenagers, and equally more so with teenage girls.

However, what is lovely is that she is entirely at ease with me and says what she thinks even though she does think I dress like a grandma!

I reflect on what I was like as a teenager; I was a bit of a goody-goody. However, like many other girls, I got a bit cocky when I was 14. I suppose part of the adolescent process is gaining a bit of an attitude; it is a rite of passage. This rite of passage helps me understand teenagers, even though my foster child thinks I am ancient.”

Karen

Click here to read more about Karen’s fostering story…

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