A year ago, my 10-year-old daughter discovered Girl Guides.
Since then, she has been committed to attending the weekly Unit meetings quite faithfully, whether homework was or was not completed. Her initial excitement stemmed from the fact that the meetings were for ‘girls only’. Later, the excitement extended to the badges and the crafts. As her interest in Guiding grew, she urged me to become more involved as a parent and to volunteer with her Unit.
We started year two with the same thrill, but then came a mild chill.
“It’s boring” is all I got from her on our drive to a recent Unit meeting. Her excitement returned only when she received her camping permission form, and so I couldn’t help but wonder if her boredom stemmed from repeat weekly activities she had already completed in her first year in Guiding.
Does a parent bring something like this up with her daughter’s Guider/s? Wouldn’t that put my daughter in an awkward position?
By guest blogger and anonymous parent
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