Sharina

Our Journey With Boys' Town

Children from disadvantaged families may have a later start than their peers and hence, they can be behind in their developmental growth. One particular foster child I work with started his fostering journey as a toddler with delayed speech and poor health, and behaviours that were difficult to manage. Whenever he was angry or upset, all he could do was scream, hit, bite and throw himself on the floor. He did not know how to deal with his emotions and was unable to communicate his needs.

We understand that it is not easy to care for a child with special needs, and I would be there to provide the emotional support for his foster parents. It is a lot of validation, telling them that what they are doing for him is helpful. Even when he struggles in certain areas and they are overwhelmed with the situation, I would always encourage them to focus on the improvements and progress he has made thus far.

Fast forward to one year later – the child has developed tremendously. With his foster parents’ caring guidance and together with other professionals, he has exceeded expectations and can now speak clearly and his health has also improved greatly. I feel a lot of joy, and it is very precious that I have the privilege to watch the foster children grow up and achieve their potential.



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Sharina

Our Journey With Boys' Town

Children from disadvantaged families may have a later start than their peers and hence, they can be behind in their developmental growth. One particular foster child I work with started his fostering journey as a toddler with delayed speech and poor health, and behaviours that were difficult to manage. Whenever he was angry or upset, all he could do was scream, hit, bite and throw himself on the floor. He did not know how to deal with his emotions and was unable to communicate his needs.

We understand that it is not easy to care for a child with special needs, and I would be there to provide the emotional support for his foster parents. It is a lot of validation, telling them that what they are doing for him is helpful. Even when he struggles in certain areas and they are overwhelmed with the situation, I would always encourage them to focus on the improvements and progress he has made thus far.

Fast forward to one year later – the child has developed tremendously. With his foster parents’ caring guidance and together with other professionals, he has exceeded expectations and can now speak clearly and his health has also improved greatly. I feel a lot of joy, and it is very precious that I have the privilege to watch the foster children grow up and achieve their potential.



Please support us!Make a difference - transform their lives


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