Jamie Schwandt is an author and former foster child who has some advice for foster parents. He writes, “Foster children enter care from homes where they have been abused and neglected. They are in need of a positive environment, and this is where the foster parent can make an immediate impact.”
In this article, he identifies specific ways that foster parents can be their best selves for their foster children. His advice for how to become the sort of foster parent who can “break through” and make an impact on foster kids may surprise you. His proactive approach to effective foster parenting includes focusing on improving your morning routine, exercising regularly, and making learning a lifelong pursuit.