Unfortunately I am one of those parents who may be too protective of my children. I'm sure that after a bit, as I build confidence and my children get older, I may loose that tendancy. At the present time though, I am a firm believer that no one looks after you children like you look after your children.
I say that with mixed feelings though because many times my children have had their friends join us for different things and I care for and protect their friends just as I do my own. Also I frequently take many of our church children to different events/activities, caring and protecting them as my own.
Since I know that I'm not a "super parent" or even necessarily better at it than others, Intellectually I know that others will care for mine just a well as me. Just doesn't seem like it when they are with someone else.
There has to be a study of people like me somewhere. My wife does temper my over cautiousness.
posted on 06/02/2003 11:40:45 AM PDT
(Even under a good king, a subject is still a subject.)
I had a young man cross over from a Pack into our Troop. He stayed only for a few months. Because of his work schedule, his father couldn't accompany him on campouts. Because of her health, his mother couldn't do so. And they insisted that one of them had to go on an outing or he couldn't. Then, when he quit, his parents told me that their son had lost interest. No kidding; the kid never got to go on a campout, so of course he quit. Apparently the kid wandered off from his parents when he was 5 at Disneyland and Mom never got over it.
posted on 06/02/2003 12:02:54 PM PDT
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