Picking up from where we left off with Mandeep and Harpreet, we explore how the couple deals with children who exhibit challenging behaviours like swearing or aggressive conduct. Rather than resorting to punitive measures, they take a gentle and educative approach.

Through open conversations and a deep understanding of emotional intelligence, they’ve been able to steer their foster children towards better behavioural paths. “These approaches have led to significant improvements in the conduct of both past and present foster children under our care,” Mandeep notes.

It’s worth mentioning that over the past six years, they haven’t fostered a large number of children. The primary reason is their commitment to providing long-term care. For instance, they fostered a set of siblings for four years before taking a brief break. After that, they cared for another set of siblings briefly before welcoming their current charges—a boy and a girl aged four and three and a half.

This long-term focus has helped them get accustomed to the legal intricacies that initially seemed overwhelming. Now, they navigate the system with relative ease, constantly updating their skills through training sessions. These sessions have equipped them with psychological insights and behavioural techniques, making them more effective foster parents.

In this chapter, we see how Mandeep and Harpreet tackle behavioural challenges and the complexities of the legal system, solidifying their roles not just as caregivers but as responsible and patient mentors.Come back next week for the third and final chapter in Mandeep and Harpreet’s fostering journey!

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