Month: June 2018

Noticing a difference

I had to go out for dinner for work this week and our eldest son came home to tend to the boys until our daughter got home.  I do love the teamwork that we have! But anyways…this same son used to come home to be with the boys every four weeks when I had an…

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No patience

Well it seems that I sometimes have no patience.  This is one of those days. Discovering chocolate stolen first thing in the morning and being greeted with lies over it. Playing and getting silly instead of getting on with what is expected. A full day at work that included resolving other peoples dilemmas from their…

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Making friends

Well it seems that our boys need to be taught some more social skills and how to make friends. I’ve always been aware that the boys struggle to make and keep friends.  This is in part because their behaviours and lack of self-regulation can be difficult for a lot of kids to manage.   They will…

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Monday’s

Our youngest seems to be struggling with Monday’s the past couple of weeks. He seems to be very restless and hard for this teacher to manage at school. We’ve had quiet, restful weekends, so all I can wonder is if it is the result of the extra stimulation that comes from being in the school…

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We value sleep.

We value sleep in our house. And we have been severely lacking in it this week. Our eldest boy does not sleep well and wakes his younger brother up to keep him company.  This has caused me to be woken up 4 out of 5 nights this past week, and on more than one occasion…

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What to believe…

The lying and stealing make it hard to know what to believe! Our instincts are usually right, but it gets so hard to know what to believe. This week we have discovered a block of chocolate missing and my textas have made it to school as somebodies “new” textas. The trust that was building gets…

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Questions…

So it seems quiet time has raised some questions for our youngest this week. Maybe it explains some of the behaviour we’ve been seeing lately because nothing else does! So he wanted to know what type of mum I was to him. I don’t think he understands the full concept of me being his foster…

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