Younger Boy told me he wants to leave my home and move somewhere else.

When foster kids say this it really means "I know what I did was bad and I know you are going to send me away.  Please reassure me I am staying."

I told him I love him and I really want him to stay, but that it is his choice.  I don't want him to live somewhere he doesn't want to live.  I love him more than that.  I told him he could choose.  I reminded him again that I wanted him to stay.  I also reminded him that if he stayed he would continue to be held accountable for the choices he makes and that he is in control of those choices.

He thought about it for about five minutes and said he wanted to stay.  He wants to change his attitude and his behaviors.

Prayers for communication and relationship.  We have a long way to go.
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