Re: Advice needed
[Morton Raban] (mxr@CHEM.WAYNE.EDU)
Tue, 6 Feb 1996 13:55:09 +1000
>I too have coped with a similar situation:
Also keep in mind, (in
>our case) missing one practice sits my sons on the bench. Missing one troop
>meeting doesnt have such a long-lasting effect.
Yes, I agree with you it is a matter of balance. And my son and others in
his patrol try to fit both in. On some occasions they have joined a
campout in progress after a meet or game. On other occasions they have
left campouts early to participate. The leadership of the troop tries hard
to be flexible in letting the boys do this. We have tried to encourage
other boys to try to join us for campouts or other events even if they
cannot make the meeting because of band or religious classes. But such
conflicts are a fact of life.
For much of the past month my son has had to come late to meetings because
of ski team practice. Tonight we are having an important meeting and he
decided that he could skip practice. I think that the most important thing
is to avoid being coercive.
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Wayne State University
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