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Why does a foster child have to have their own bedroom?

Of all the questions we’re asked, this has to be the most popular!

It’s fair to say almost all children and young people in need of a foster home will have suffered some type of abuse or neglect.  As a result, they may exhibit behavioural problems such as verbal aggression or anger issues. Part of making them feel safe is to give them their own space where they can be on their own, if they wish.

Additionally, and very importantly, if you have children of your own, they need their own space, too. If they’re sharing their parent, it isn’t fair to expect them to share their bedroom, too. No matter their age or what they may say to you, they need their own sanctuary.

Why does a foster child have to have their own bedroom?

Of all the questions we’re asked, this has to be the most popular!

It’s fair to say almost all children and young people in need of a foster home will have suffered some type of abuse or neglect.  As a result, they may exhibit behavioural problems such as verbal aggression or anger issues. Part of making them feel safe is to give them their own space where they can be on their own, if they wish.

Additionally, and very importantly, if you have children of your own, they need their own space, too. If they’re sharing their parent, it isn’t fair to expect them to share their bedroom, too. No matter their age or what they may say to you, they need their own sanctuary.