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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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5 Ways Parents Can Make Their Lives Easier Right Now – Parents Article

Even in the best of times, caring for children is a balancing act that is never mastered. The ground shifts constantly, and we adapt accordingly, doing our very best to provide care, love, support and encouragement within the daily rhythms of our lives. Our children are acutely aware of change or disruption, and they look to us for stability and leadership. In fact, they insist upon it. If we falter, they’ll reflect it in their behaviors. That’s a lot of…

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Foster to Adopt Stories – Adopting Siblings – Foster Parents Article

Many children in foster care that are waiting for adoption are sibling sets.  By adopting siblings from foster care, Jeremy and his wife, Sarah, ensured that three brothers would not be separated from each other. My wife, Sarah, and I have talked about adoption for the 26 years we have been together — her brother was adopted from South Korea. As a military family with constant moving between military bases, we didn’t think that we would have the stability to…

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Halloween DIY Fun At Home | Creative Ideas – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 25th October 2019 by Beth Owen Halloween D.I.Y Fun Halloween is creeping up on us and is right around the corner! As the cold, dark nights are drawing in, it can be hard to think of activities to do at home with children and young people. Why not spend some time this October creating some fun D.I.Y Halloween creations at home that can be enjoyed by young people of all ages! Carve or Paint a Pumpkin Pumpkins laid…

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Fostering Information Event | Sale, Manchester – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 8th October 2019 by Beth Owen Want to know more about fostering? Then why not pop down to our Sale fostering information event at The Square Shopping Centre in Sale on Friday 15th November 2019 for a chat and to meet the team! You will be able to talk to one of our Social Workers about becoming a Foster Carer; what the role entails and what support and training you will receive from us as an agency. You can also take…

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Birth Child Stories: Meet Natasha – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 20th September 2019 by Beth Owen BIRTH CHILD STORIES When people make the transition to become Foster Carers it doesn’t just have an impact on them, but it also impacts on the entire family including their own birth children. As a foster carer you are allocated a Supervising Social Worker to support you, as a looked after foster child you are allocated a Social Worker to support you too but for a birth child they can often feel invisible to…

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How to help a school-aged child with grammar? – Parents Article

  Question Dear Family Language Coaches, We are a bilingual family living in Germany near the Dutch border. I speak my native German with the kids and my husband his mother tongue Dutch. Our two eldest kids both went to German kindergarten until they were four and are now attending primary school in the Netherlands. Dutch is the majority language at home because the kids use it with each other and most of our and the kids’ friends are Dutch.…

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County Lines | What Is It & What Are The Signs? – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 30th August 2019 by Beth Owen COUNTY LINES You may have seen the term ‘county lines’ being used a lot recently. Especially in relation to young people and children in foster care. According to the Home Office, county lines is a term used to: “describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas within the UK, using dedicated mobile phone lines or other forms of “deal line”. They are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move and…

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Working and Fostering | Is it Possible? – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 30th July 2019 by Beth Owen BEING A FOSTER CARER You can become a foster carer whether you’re unemployed, self-employed or working – as long as you have sufficient time available to meet the needs of the child or children placed with you. Foster carers are expected to be available to care for children, attend meetings, training, support groups, and to promote and support contact between a child and their birth family. You must be sure that you…

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