Re: I lost my temper....mea culpa (long)
Jerome J Phillips (hicap9@JUNO.COM)
Wed, 5 Aug 1998 07:27:26 -0400
>So my question: Do I
>1) Submit my resignation for resorting to physical actions in a moment
>2) Stop being so hard on myself and try to forget it even though I
The true measure of a person's character comes when they are tested under
adversity. You were losing it (if any one out there says they never got
to that point they need to look real hard at themselves.), tempers flare
and the important thing is that YOU DID NOT PHYSICALY HURT THE BOY! You
helped guide him to the right decision.
>3) Bring it up in Sept when the troop restarts?
Yes bring it up to the committee. Don't bring it up to the boys. There
is value in the boys realizing that you are only going to take so much.
>4) Apologise again to his parents (who are wonderful people and wake
>day saying "Today will be different" with this boy <G> Really. )
You apologised once already. Do not reduce the intensity of your apology
by repeating it. They heard you the first time. However try to work with
them. Get the kid a mentor or find something for thim to do that he can
I'm sorry I could go on forever. Some of these I learned myself some I
have seen from the sidelines. Remember there is no generic solution to a
situation like what happened to you. But, it's how you handle it that
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