Re: Homesick - with a sting in the tail !
Lynn Whited (whited@ASTROSUN.TN.CORNELL.EDU)
Wed, 10 Aug 1994 11:15:19 EDT
I would do as mentioned in previous posts, by explaining to the others that
Roberts father was ill, but I was not at liberty to go into details and to
give Robert some breathing room. I would also try and get Robert to talk about
his feelings. I also would go one step farther, after talking to the group I
would approach Roberts closest friend in the unit, and suggest that he go and
talk to his friend, that Robert might need someone to listen to him. Before
letting his friend go talk with Robert I would do some roll playing with him
to help him become comfortable in approaching Robert. Alot of times they will
open up to peers and not to us adults. 'Being there' for Robert and the troop
is very important.
Brownie Troop 401
Seven Lakes Council
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