Month: April 2018

He stayed in bed!

Two nights in a row and he stayed in bed! As well as implementing the nap/rest time consequence, I also installed a few extra sensors and motion detectors that would give us absolute assurity as to whether or not a kid gets out of bed and stays up and plays during the night. Two nights…

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We have new consequences.

Have I mentioned that we installed cameras in our house? Well we did.  We told the boys it was to keep them more safe.  Really it is so that during the night I know if they are getting up or not. The eldest one gets up during the night almost every night.  The times are…

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The peeing

I can’t tell anymore if it is our cats or our boys peeing in their bedroom. I think it’s mostly the cats now. And usually on clothes they have pulled from their cupbaord and left on the floor. But they’re only peeing in their because the boys did first 😞 They shorted out the electrics…

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Sibling contact

Our boys have two older sisters who are also in care. They have all been separated pretty much since the first few days they were brought in to care. The girls have been with the same carer for the entire time. Our boys were placed in to an emergency placement for two years until we…

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I’m tired.

I’m feeling really tired at the moment. I should probably book some time off work and take some nanna naps. But it always seems much easier to be at work than it is to be home in the thick of everything, especially when it is school holidays. I’ve been reasonably good with self care.  I’ve…

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More stealing

I’ve named the need. I’ve named the feelings. We have consequences. And the stealing continues to ebb and flow in frequency with our eldest boy. We’re currently in school holidays, so the stealing has gone up a notch in frequency. It’s mostly food – chips from the pantry and chocolate from their older siblings and…

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The things we do…

I am currently having to escort my eldest boy to the toilet and shower. I can’t say it’s fun sitting or standing in a hallway waiting for him to do what he needs to. But it doesnt feel like I have much of an alternative at the moment. Whenever he is out of sight –…

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