Posts tagged as: A Week in the Life of a Male Carer

Week in the life of a male foster carer 22nd May – 28th May

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 8th May – 14th May

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer – Blog 24th April to 30th Aprl

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer- Blog 10th April to 16th April

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Week in the life of a male foster carer – blog 3rd April to 9th April

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer – A story for T

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 20th March – 26th March

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 13th March – 19th March

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 27th February – 5th March

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 20th February – 26th February

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 7th February – 19th February

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer blog – 30th January to 6th February

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 23rd January – 29th January

Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 9th January – 15th January

‘We believe in bath, story and bed because routine is best.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer Blog – 1st January to 8th January

‘I believe he was grateful for the return to routine.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer – 2014 review

‘Good boundaries are essential for young people to grow up with.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer – Blog 12th December to 18th December

‘On the way home he can’t stop talking about them and I sense he has become a little obsessed.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer blog 5th December to 11th December

‘I thought I would try something different this time for my blog.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 28th November – 4th December

‘It must be a tough job being a social worker as they get a lot of flak from all sides and I am sure you have to develop a thick skin to cope.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 21st – 27th November

‘Saying that it is going well does not necessarily mean that T is perfect but it does mean that we are working better as a family to accommodate him.’


Background

T has been with us for about 6 months. He is 10 years old and is diagnosed with ASD though it seems quite mild. Some of his symptoms that are attributed to ASD could also be just down to the fact that T is a 10 year old boy. In general he is a very happy lad but one who has moments of anxiety and has some problems dealing with his emotions. Because of his condition he does get fixated on things so he has a strong passion for cars and certain movies and TV programmes and at the moment he has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with Loom Bands (tiny little elastic bands that the kids make into bracelets).

I am married with three children, one at home, one at University and one living just down the road, and I am the main carer as my wife has a full time job as an Assistant Principal at a Sixth Form College.

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 14th November – 20th November

‘The new distraction tactics and ignoring bad behaviour are working well.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer blog 7th November to 13th November

‘Having someone around who could witness the behaviour, his and mine, was also really useful.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 24th October – 31st October

‘Despite waking me up early and being stroppy all morning, it was really very sweet nonetheless.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 10th October- 16th October

‘A nice end to the weekend that started so poorly. Bath, story and bed, job done!’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 3rd October – 9th October

‘Understanding money is a life skill and we believe he is learning from this.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 26th September – 2nd October

‘This, I think, is his chance to be part of a community and know that he is staying with it.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 19th September – 25th September

‘So another week comes to an end. It has been really good and, like I have said before, much of that is down to a good structure and routine.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 12th September – 18th September

‘Maybe I should trust him more that he has listened but that is not always easy.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 5th September – 11th September

‘Maybe I should trust him more that he has listened but that is not always easy.’

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Week in the life of a male foster carer 29th August – 4th September

‘What a great day with both kids having a lovely time.’

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