Stories

Sam, who stopped moving houses and built one

Sam, aged 14, had a very difficult and argumentative relationship with his Dad. When they were at home, there was little positive communication, and they shared no activities together. Sam had also spent time living with his Mum, but had a very tough time. Her partner didn’t want to spend...
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Karl, violent fantasy games to full-time schooling

Karl, aged 8, came to Dandelion Time as a very traumatised boy with worrying behaviour, unable to be calm or to concentrate. He was constantly running, moving and using fantasised violent play which involved acting out a variety of characters. Often he would not answer to his own name, but...
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John, the gifted chippy

John, 13, is a bright boy who lives with his foster Mum Fran and has been taken into care at the age of 7.

He had never developed many interests, preferring instead to stay in his room when not at school, playing computer games. He wasn’t happy leaving his room, apart...
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Penny, little mum at age 10

Penny started her day by waking her brother and sister, aged 7 and 8, making them breakfast with whatever food she could find, and getting them ready for school, leaving her Mum Kath asleep on the sofa. This wasn’t her only responsibility, as she did most things around the flat;...
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