Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child's life


By Cathy Glass

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Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.


13 Sep 2017


This is a well written account of a child placed into temporary foster care. The author has been in the caring profession for many years and this is a heartwarming but tough tale of one of her placements. Faced with hostility and suspicion at the outset by the mother, Cathy sees success against all the odds. Rarely, we hear how the child has fared by the time he has reaches young adulthood. Recommended.

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