I'm so burnt out! Really frustrated today. I am the girl scout leader and it is so hard to get help for anything. At my dd's school and scouts and everything else we are in it seems like the same people help over and over. Please offer to help in things your kids are in!! If everyone pitched in it would take such a load off and be just a little work for everyone instead of alot of work for a few. My amazing girls only 13 sold 1400 boxes of cookies. That is 115 cases that I will be loading in my car since not one sole besides my mom will help me carry. I have to leave work and borrow and SUV load and unload these. then race out of work at 430 to sort them (which I may have help for this) and then the parents will pick them up at 630 if they remember. I know everyone is busy but it gets so tiring to hear NO that sometimes i just quit asking for the help!! Grrr ok pity party over. Do you help as much as you can?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Nov. 5, 2010 in Parenting Debate
Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by tpfacb at 10:56 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
It is true that volunteering and being there for your children is important. I would encourage anyone to do that. But I also have respect for me and my family, I know there are only so many hours in the day. My husband is the assistant coach for the basketball team my son is on....but I do not expect that every single parent be involved. Some parents cannot due to work, finances, or other obligations. It doesn't make them a bad parent. So many people are stretched to the limit with their time and have limited options. This doesn't mean their child cannot enjoy activities. Some activities truly keep that child safe and involved in the community in a positive way rather than being alone at home or at risk for negative activities. My thoughts are: even if you don't have children or if you have some time think about volunteering. But truly I also say you can't volunteer for everything. If someone wants to be the door
Answer by frogdawg at 11:01 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by salexander at 11:02 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by JoLee12345 at 11:02 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
mat then that is their business. I assure you.....if you don't do it the principal, coach or scout organization will find someone else to talk into doing it. A healthy mom takes time for herself, doesn't have a packed schedule for her or her children, and only takes on what she can handle and won't complain about...or resent. So if you feel overloaded or resent other parents for not doing what you are - its not about them. Its about you. You need to think about how you can arrange things so you are more calm and relaxed.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:03 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 11:11 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
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