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16 Dec 2022
Q&A

Ellie L

How much do you try to shield your children from hardship?

One time we'd had an eviction notice, just before Christmas(!), and really weren't sure we could find another suitable size property in the town we were living. We were desperately trying to avoid options like having to move in with family, or having to put our stuff in storage and take whatever/wherever temporary placing the council might offer (might have risked losing the kids' school and nursery places). I was really mortified when my son, who was 8, said he'd been talking to friends and teachers at school about not knowing where he might end up living. It was so upsetting that he was having to try and deal with that fear at such a young age.

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Changing Realities (2023), Ellie L. https://changingrealities.org/e/aixgL (16 Dec 2022)
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