In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
Sleep doesn’t always come easy for children in foster care. That should really come as no surprise given how chaotic their lives have been before they come to us, but it doesn’t make it any easier for foster parents to handle. Insomnia, interrupted sleep, nightmares and night terrors are just a few of the issues our kids face.Tired foster parents and tired kids end up creating a recipe for crankiness and hurt feelings.
Some things that have worked for us include consistent bedtime routines, limiting screen time before bed, weighted blankets and night lights. What has helped you when your foster kiddos have trouble with sleep?