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Dear John – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

I seem to have upset someone with my last post. The person clearly didn’t want his name mentioning. Sorry I blocked you John. I assume that’s his name from the email address. My finger must have slipped. Ok John, to help hide your identity how about I call you something like Dork Head. According to my new friend, I apparently was disrespectful to the President of the United States. Really…. I must have missed that one. I was also patronising…

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Our Final Week of Foster Care Aware 2020 – Foster Parents Article

Here’s a look at the amazing line up for the final week of Foster Care Aware! For more info on next steps and to access the Foster Care Aware Guide (with a full table of contents and links to each video), click here.  The post Our Final Week of Foster Care Aware 2020 appeared first on Tidewater Friends of Foster Care. This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by Derek Munn Read Full Parenting Article

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Gluten and dairy – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Sorry having to milk the red flowers. They don’t last long and then that’s it for another year. Sadly shopping comes round much more frequently. Another weekend shopping experience to be quickly forgotten. Yes we are always thankful to get some stuff. Things like bathroom rolls (toilet paper) and soap are getting easier to find. Finally some popcorn. Ok it’s just salty but we can add honey to it. But then the inner grump comes out in me. So many…

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Why I Became A Supervising Social Worker – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 23rd May 2020 by Beth Owen There are so many different members of the fostering community, each playing just as important role as the next. Throughout Foster Care Fortnight, we’re sharing stories with you from all different perspectives. From our Foster Carers, their birth children, the young people living with them, and and our staff here at Lorimer. Every foster care journey is different and all fostering families are unique in their own way. Each person that works…

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He has a name – Foster Parents Article

Around the country foster group homes, juvenile detention centers, and prisons where youth are held are seeing an uptick in coronavirus outbreaks. Riots are breaking out with kids running away from facilities because they are afraid of being infected – in one instance they were tear-gassed. These children are being placed in 20-hour-plus solitary confinement for their own “protection”, but in unventilated cells that often have not been cleaned properly. Children can have no family visitors, and their educations are…

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Busy – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Running round the small garden for what seems like the millionth time and desperately trying to find an excuse to stop for a few seconds. Thankfully a yellow rose is a suitable excuse for a photo pit stop. I’m sat writing this during another brief day pit stop. Son is having a wander round the garden, dreaming and working on what we do next this Sunday afternoon. It will be a short pit stop. Maybe 30 minutes at most. It’s…

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Get my head round – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The sun is shining. It’s still cold but we will settle for this. So it’s almost official. School has emailed parents to say that looking at the latest government guidance – which apparently isn’t much – only some Primary pupils and those sitting final exams next year will get any direct teaching over the next few months. The earliest Son will be back in school is going to be September. So it’s time to get our heads round this. Looking…

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Week 2 of Foster Care Aware – Foster Parents Article

Take a look at Foster Care Aware’s week 2 schedule! Click here to sign up for Foster Care Aware! The post Week 2 of Foster Care Aware appeared first on Tidewater Friends of Foster Care. This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by Derek Munn Read Full Parenting Article

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How Foster Parenting Makes  You A Better Person – Foster Parents Article

​“Tell us ho​w you have changed since being a foster parent, please.”It was a question I had been asked a great deal of late.  Recently, I had been doing the rounds of radio and TV interviews while promoting my newest book, The Little Book of Foster Care Wisdom: 365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement for Foster Care Families.Like most people, many of the radio and TV hosts had very little knowledge of what being a foster parent is really about.  I…

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Oh, The Places You Wont Go. – Parents Article

The world is in crisis, the world has gone mean Everywhere you look it’s ‘Covid 19’! It started off fun, we felt so global We felt strong, we felt united, we felt fairly noble When they asked us so nicely, to kindly lock up We nodded our heads and all signed up And off we went, into our homes, prepared to live like garden gnomes We stocked up on loo roll, we under-stocked booze We prepared for Netflix binges and the odd daytime snooze…

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