Volunteering

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-04-2003
Volunteering
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Thu, 09-09-2010 - 1:41pm

For the past 6 years my children have been in a school with volunteering during school hours. You could be a class parent, plan parties, go on field trips, spirit day, lunch room, recess, coaching, etc.



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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-04-2003
In reply to: mamageek
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 9:12am

I sort of meant that from my post but was unclear.



It's like look at me - no look at me - no i'm better - hey I am better.



I'm like - pass me the glue stick.



I meant some not all. There are many/most, SAH or WOH, that do not act like this at allllll.



The problem is the few that due really can

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
In reply to: mamageek
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 9:26am

For much of the volunteering I do, the end result of my work is visible to large numbers of the general public.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-06-2009
In reply to: mamageek
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 9:36am

IMO as soon as adults use something involving children to compete with other adults, badness will ensue.



It's a shame that the good volunteers were overshadowed (at least in your perception) by those who consider parenting a competitive sport.



iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: mamageek
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 9:42am

But I find it can help me set priorities--what's important here? Getting the credit or getting the job done?



i was watchign a tv program last night about tennis great, martina navratolova (sp).

 

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Registered: 06-16-2010
In reply to: mamageek
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 9:43am

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
In reply to: mamageek
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 9:45am

Kudos to you for taking on the 7th graders.


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
In reply to: mamageek
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 9:46am

Sure!


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2000
In reply to: mamageek
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 9:51am


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: mamageek
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 9:52am
thank you for that encouragement..and i swear, if i hate it or totally s%ck at it, i won't return to 7th next year, can't knock it until you've tried it! ;)

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
In reply to: mamageek
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 9:59am
That is one of the reasons I like our Congregation. The 7th grade religious education curriculum is based on field trips to neighboring congregations. It is one of the few things that fit that age. 8th grade is a year of sex education and other young adult topics.

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