The Mom came and worked right along beside us, helping with crafts, and whatever she could do. As she helped her child learn the structure, she also learned the structure, and when graduation came both mother and child had new coping skills, problem solving skills, as well as structure.
We had a big celebration, and the whole family came. She got remembrances from each of the girls in the group home as well as well-wishes from the staff. She got a certificate of graduation, and it was a day of well-earned joy for all.
It is so great when a parent comes beside us because the child does so much better when the natural family participate. Great job everyone!!