I imagine that, like me, you want an answer: something to eat or do or break or understand that will make the difference, make this bearable.
There is a dearth of books on foster care, particularly those written for children. Here is a list I’ve gathered of a few that our family has enjoyed.
Here is our philosophy of cleaning in the summer: As Little As Possible. So every year, about the time the kids go back to school, my whole house needs a good shake and a bath.
You wouldn’t believe how much talk time fits around chores, and conversely, how the work flies with a friend. But you’ll have to let it be a little messy.
To make the chart, we drew a simple table in Microsoft Word, and inserted icons to match. Kids like picking the icons that match up with their chores.
Did you hear we have a new placement? My goodness, I thought there would be more problems associated with something like this…