It’s been a while…

It’s been another long while since I have posted on here. A lot has happened since the last post too. We were assigned a new case manager for our boys. One that at first appeared to be a help for us. And she was. She at the very least got our boys into the much…

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A quick update…

I know…it’s been a reeeeaaaalllly long time since I added a blog post to here. I guess I got tired of feeling like I was repeating myself.  The boys behaviours seemed to be the same, just in various levels.  And nothing much has changed in that respect either. But what has changed in the past…

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Wondering out loud works…

On the way home one night this week I wondered out loud to our boys. “I wonder why my dishwasher would stop working? I wonder why the water would stop draining away?” The response: “maybe because there was food put down it” Bingo! Imagine my surprise when earlier that morning I had noticed the filter…

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Tired of behaviours.

I’m tired of the stealing. I’m tired of the sneaking around the house at night. I’m tired of being faced with constant defiance. It is never ending. I acknowledge that some of the behaviours are occurring less frequently. But it. Is. Tiring. Especially the defiance. Especially the stealing. Will it ever stop? Seona x

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He got the star of the week…

Something that I never thought I would see, our eldest won his classroom’s star of the week award. I am generally against reward programs, especially for traumatised kids, as it generates all sorts of behaviour and control issues.  But it was nice to see him make an extra effort for his first week back at…

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He tried…

Every morning I check the pockets of our eldest boy before we head to school. It doesn’t mean I always catch what is in there, but it increases my chances. A couple of times this last week I have felt the need to also check our youngest boy’s pockets too. This is how it went…

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Survival Care…

I was sent this photo recently from our department as it had been shared by another carer. And it is so very true! Just reading it I felt so much better about the days where I just let the boys spend their time on the tv and the ipad. It always makes me feel bad…

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