Re: When does it become a problem
Jim & Dawn Moriarty (JPMESQPI@AOL.COM)
Wed, 4 Dec 1996 00:36:31 -0500
For what my $.02 might be worth, you have to concede, as part of the
generally theraputic process of resigning as general manager of the
universe, that there are, sadly, some things that you simply can't fix.
Behavior which is listed under the criminal code in whatever jurisdiction
you live in is usually a good rough barometer of when it is time to fold the
tent, perform triage, and move on.
I deal with youth in two settings (well, three if you count parenting) -
and juvenile criminal practice. I moved from Maine to Iowa last summer, and
still get the local paper from Maine. Every week, the Court news lists
who didn't have to do anything more complicated than listen to my graphic
instructions of what would happen if they did not take the time to consider
consequences of their actions. You just have to accept that some people,
for whatever reason, are inherently self destructive. Sad, but true, and
you do the best you can with as many as you can, and keep on trying.
Jim Moriarty ASM Tr. 63, Cresco, Iowa Winnebago Council, North Rivers
I used to be a bear (NE-1-174, Katahdin Scouting Reservation, Camp Roosevelt,
Everything that I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hell for.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City