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TEIS, Inc. Statement on Anti-Racism and Diversity. – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!TEIS, Inc. Statement on Anti-Racism and Diversity At TEIS Inc., we stand with our employees, communities, and the families we serve as we all struggle to understand the importance of recent events, the protests they have sparked, and the traumas inflicted by systemic racism. We believe we all have a role to play in dismantling institutional racism. As an organization, our goal is to bring Early Intervention services to families throughout our…

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Parenting Young Adults by Nicole Smith – Single Mum, Parents Article

With recent events, I have seen a slew of helpful resources for parents of young children who have transitioned to working from home and how to adjust. However, parents of young adults, especially those 18 – 22, are overlooked even though we have a unique set of challenges. Having to navigate through this pandemic with a young adult proves difficult because they are still our children, but old enough to make their own decisions. I like to call our young…

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Pam and Jim’s Story | This is Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 24th May 2020 by Beth Owen For Foster Care Fortnight, our Foster Carers have been sharing their stories and experiences with us. We’re very grateful to them for showing us a sneak peak in to their lives as a family that fosters. Below is Pam and Jim’s story, where they tell us how rewarding it can be to look after children and young people. Pam and Jim’s Story “Me and my husband have fostered for 8 years and are…

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Parenting in the Age of COVID-19. Staying Supportive. TEIS, Inc. – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff The Coronavirus Pandemic has provided many new and unexpected challenges for everyone. Whether you are a young mother, a parent working from home, or grandparent used to helping with the kids, we’ve all had to adapt to new modes of coping in a very short span of time. Being in a lockdown situation creates new challenges, especially for those caring for young children, children with developmental delays,…

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Vanessa and Alan’s Story: This is Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 20th May 2020 by Beth Owen For Foster Care Fortnight, our Foster Carers have been sharing their stories with us, showing us a sneak peak in to their lives and what it’s like to be a family that fosters. Below is Vanessa and Alan’s story. They tell us all about their experiences and what led them to open up their hearts and homes to young people in care. Vanessa and Alan’s Story “We have been Foster Carers with Lorimer…

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Always Heard Helpline for Children & Young People – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 5th May 2020 by Beth Owen What is the Always Heard helpline? Always Heard is the national advocacy helpline and safety net for care experienced children and young people aged 0 up to 25 years old in England. The helpline is delivered by Coram Voice, a leading children’s rights organisation who champion the rights of young people. They get young voices heard in decisions that matter to them and work to improve the lives of children in care,…

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Try This to Keep Your Kids From Killing Each Other in Quarantine – Parenting Twins Article

If you have multiple children, especially twins, being in quarantine can feel even more endless. The days run together, the arguments are never-ending, it seems like we all are losing our minds. Hopefully, that’s not just me… In our 1,500 square foot house, we have an 8-year-old daughter, 6-year-old son, and 4-year-old boy/girl twins. It’s a lot of togetherness, let me tell you. Week 1 was a nice break from life with lots of puzzles and book reading snuggles. Week…

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Foster Care Fortnight Campaign | Lorimer Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 30th April 2020 by Beth Owen Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network‘s annual campaign to help raise the profile of fostering in the UK. This year, it will take place from Monday 11th to Sunday 24th May. The overarching message of every FCF campaign is that ‘foster care transforms lives’. This year, the theme for the Fortnight is ‘This is Fostering’, which provides an excellent opportunity to highlight the incredible work that Foster Carers and other foster care workers…

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Tips for Supporting Your Kids During the Pandemic. COVID-19 – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Tips for Supporting Your Kids During the Pandemic The news about COVID-19 can be frightening, a major pandemic that has spread to almost every country around the world. The good news is that kids are affected differently than adults. Under 1% of cases have been recorded in children 9 years-old and under, and many of these have mild or no symptoms. There may be no fever, no…

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Response to the Unexpected: Attachment | – Foster Parents Article

 The recommended and mandated safe responses to the novel coronavirus require most of us to veer out of our normal routines and schedules. Parents are working from home, and children are schooling at home. There are no play dates, lunch with friends or family, trips, or outings. Although these situations can be frustrating and overwhelming, they provide opportunities to refocus on our relationships with our children. In the busyness of our lives, we sometimes lose sight of the importance…

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