Residential child care…

Residential child care…

After fostering, residential care is perhaps the most committed and focussed form of working with troubled kids. It’s hard graft and requires exquisite skill to do it well Here are a few tips to help & encourage… I worked in residential childcare for...

Teaching kids about money

To be honest, I’ve found this issue a real struggle. How do you teach kids about money? As a parent I want to get it right. Yet I find myself constantly struggling to know how best to handle it. This app really helped me… I’m nowhere near out of the...

Trust & why it matters…

“Trust me.” People say it all the time. I’ve said it myself. But I never say it to troubled young people. Why? Because it’s so much more than a decision…  Image courtesy of ©123rf/Paisan Changhirun (adapted) How to work so troubled kids...

Why kids' brains really matter…

Every now and again something new comes along that changes things significantly. In my view, right now that thing is our new understanding of how brain function is affected by abuse. We now know that children who have suffered maltreatment in their early years, have a...