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Kathy’s second book about her work as a foster mom focuses on the story of Daisy.  Daisy’s mother was unable to care for her, and yet unwilling to release her either.  Daisy bounced around from Kathy’s home, back to her mom, and back to Kathy.  Dealing with the effects of abandonment and abuse, Daisy suffered from eating disorders, speech disorders and attention problems.  But with Kathy’s help, Daisy finally found the family she always wanted.

As an aside, as I was reading this book, I was reminded of Torey Hayden’s books.  She also writes about her work with troubled and abused children, but she does so from a classroom teacher’s point of view.  Kathy’s books are very similar in tone to Torey’s.  Both women are dedicated to their jobs, matter-of-fact about the difficulties that they endure, and honest about both the mistakes they make, and the successes they savor.  Their books are must reads for anyone working with children.

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