June 09, 2016
“What is a houseparent and why would you do this?” “How do you manage to have a social life?” “Aren’t you worried about your safety?”
As a houseparent for the past two years, these are a few of the questions I was frequently asked. I was always surprised and sometimes taken back that ‘outsiders’ saw my chosen profession as a ‘death sentence’, or so to speak. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d write a blog based on a few misconceptions, and add a bit of the heart and soul that goes into being a houseparent.