Challenging Boy with minimal volunteers
Hello, Webpage looks great. Looking for some advice.
Looking for guidance on how to best handle a child who does not have a male around with a group that is thin at volunteers. I’m a year in and to date have only had men volunteer to lead the Stockade group. I’m thinking not only of meetings but of weekend events as well.
I have a child who is not connected to his father and his grandfather had been attending with him but is no longer able to do so (busy with other things). The boy (10 yrs) can be a challenge to work with and the number of father attending is looking to be slim (2 for the fall) with overall numbers expected to be around 8 boys. His grandmother wrote the following:
Thank you for the info. I have filled out the forms and hope to take him on Wednesday. He has told me more than once that females “are not allowed”.
I am not familiar with the program. My sons attended Awanas for many years and I was a Spark leader for 7 yrs. The program was coed.
Any advice would be appreciated.
My initial thoughts are to have the child attend (and not the grandmother) and if he becomes too much to handle then speak to the grandmother and make any necessary changes.