experience

How to Transfer From Your Current Foster Care Agency to LiKa – Foster Parents Article

After 18 years as a carer and 16 with the same service, Josie said transferring to a new foster care agency had made all the difference. “I feel less anxious,” she said. “I feel like someone has got my back. I know it shouldn’t be about that, but it is about that.” What’s her advice to foster carers thinking about a move? “If you are foster carer and you’re doing everything yourself, including the things your agency is supposed to…

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Caring for a Foster Child with Developmental Delay – Foster Parents Article

Julie said the biggest challenge of fostering a child with developmental delay is assessing how they’re settling in. “If she had been a ‘mainstream’ child it would have been easier to tell how she was getting along,” she said. “You’d put down most of her issues to that fact they’d had to come into care. But with her, I’m always wondering if something is to do with her delay.” Julie said the biggest challenge of fostering a child with developmental…

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All in good time – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

It hasn’t been plain sailing in the BSD household recently, and I’m squarely to blame. Youngest cub has made the quantum leap to being potty trained. A real milestone in the transition from toddler to child. I’m ever so proud of him; he even goes to the bathroom standing up, after observing daddy in some uncomfortably candid moments. I was conscious of this milestone as he entered the schooling system last September. His birthday is in late August and he…

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Editing Scripts – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

After a rather successful half-term holiday break, I haven’t seen the cubs for a few days. They’re with me for the next four days but I’ve missed them terribly. I pick them up from after-school club on what was for me a testing day at work. All stresses fell away after I saw them. Youngest came out first, looking thoroughly fed up; 50% of him seemed to consist of tomato soup, the folly of a white, cotton school top. Driving…

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Shared Experience – Dad the Single GuyDad the Single Guy – Single Dad, Parents Article

My kids have had their first Grateful Dead experience – and it was a success.  We shared the experience last night at Madison Square Garden as Dead and Company covered three hours or so of material.  As we were heading home, I realized this is just the latest in the shared experience my girls and I have. Through academic achievement, school performance and athletic endeavor, my girls have allowed me to share in the experience of their lives.  Seeing their…

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