Re: What would have helped...?
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 1 Jun 1996 08:57:39 -0400
You asked what would have helped a Den Leader in the first year to know.
In many cases a new Den Leader will find that dealing with his/her own
son is a big challenge. This may be one of the first times that the boy
will have to share "exclusive" attention with seven or eight other boys,
leading the son to engage in attention-grabbing behaviors in an attempt
to regain the "center of attention" he has been used to having. This
isn't universal, but it is pretty normal. Just knowing that it happens
and sharing ideas about how to cope may be helpful. Sometimes it helps
just to know that you aren't the only one to have the problem.
Speaking Only for Myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
a/k/a Professor Beaver (WB), ASTA #2566, OA Vigil Honor '71, Eagle
Scout '67, Serving as Deputy District Commissioner for Training,
G.W.Dist., Nat. Capital Area Council, BSA - firstname.lastname@example.org
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