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Back to school

Back to school

Our challenging times Many parents saw this, at least initially, as very challenging. Yes, some schools remained open for some pupils, but the majority were out of school, out of their familiar routine and no longer able to be with their friends. For these reasons,...

Back to school

Our challenging times Many parents saw this, at least initially, as very challenging. Yes, some schools remained open for some pupils, but the majority were out of school, out of their familiar routine and no longer able to be with their friends. For these reasons, many people are looking forward to getting back into a routine and the children returning to school or nursery. That said though,...

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Life story

Life story

We take for granted our life story. The stories of the day we were born, our first steps, first words, the funny stories of our school days, our illnesses, our incidents and the moments that made our families proud. These accounts are told to us by our parents, grandparents, siblings and extended family members. They are told in such a way that they invoke images and emotions and they give meaning and support to help us form our identity.

Anger is a communication

Anger is a communication

“Don’t teach your child never to be angry, teach your child how to be angry” 


As a fostering service we work with children who have lived through adverse experiences. At To the Moon and Back Foster Care we are sometimes asked for advice on caring for a child who presents as angry. Caring for children who present at times as aggressive, intimidating or angry can be challenging to foster carers and over the years we have offered lots of advice, training and support to our foster carers and social workers on this very subject.

Christmas time for foster children

Christmas time for foster children

Whilst the majority of us look forward to Christmas spending time with our families and exchanging gifts, for many children in foster care it can be a time of very mixed emotions. Christmas can be very confusing or an overwhelming experience with some children missing their birth families and unable therefore to feel truly happy. Others having never experienced Christmas celebrations before, find the whole experience, whilst enjoyable, at the same time, slightly strange or bewildering. Even if the children have experienced Christmas celebrations before, given that each family does it differently and have their own traditions, it is likely that the child will have feelings that need to be considered and supported.

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