Re: Remember Scouting is a Safe Haven...
Mark Riffey (mr@GRANITEBEAR.COM)
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 10:30:07 -0500
At 10:05 AM 8/9/1998 -0700, you wrote:
>Well, Rich and Tim really need to look at what they are saying.
>Scouting is for ALL kids, not just the easy ones. Those of us who
>parent ADD/ADHD kids mostly work very hard to help them fit in with
>the rest of society.
Im guessing that Rich and Tim, tho I dont know them (so I could be wrong in
my assumption), are talking about the boy who (for whatever reason)
disrupts the program to the point that the other boys in his den are not
receiving a quality program, or *any* program at all when the disruption is
What do you recommend in that situation? If the time required to deal with
the distractions/trouble/whatever-you-wish-to-call it related to this boy
is *significant* and incessant, where do you draw the line? Do you draw the
line at all? How do you explain to the other parents that their boy is not
getting as much of the Scouting program as he could be, that is, when it is
for this reason and no other? Do you explain it at all, or is this a
"life's lesson" for the other boys, much less their parents? How do I
handle it if my boy doesnt get his 1/13th share of my attention (there are
13 in our den) meeting after meeting after meeting (in fact, he rarely
does), and he recognizes that it is because my time is 'monopolized' (bad
word, but cant think of another right now) by these issues? So many
questions, and I have few answers.
Advice on how to address these issues would be much more valuable than
admonishing whatever we read into Tim and Rich's messages. I dont have any
answers for them.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City