My husband and I were heavily involved in the programs for children at our church for 5 years, our kids loved it. But we quit this year. 🙁 We just couldn’t handle the rude way the kids acted. We didn’t feel like volunteering our hearts and time to be verbally abused by the kids! Over the years they had become “our” kids too, but since they were able to get away with more and more, and the directors couldn’t/wouldn’t disipline in any way…we gave up.
I’m going to miss it, but it’s a relief to know we won’t be putting up with the attitudes anymore.
This would be the #1 reason I would homeschool. How are my kids supposed to learn with kids like that to hang around. I REALLY do not want to homeschool. I don’t have the energy but I may have too. We are thinking of sending them to Catholic school instead, even though we aren’t Catholic.
I am the director at our small church’s VBS this week and it has been horrible. I am apalled at the way kids behave!!!!! I do NOT envy teachers at all. When we try to talk to parents they always take up for their kids.
This has made me realize that I do not want my kids to go to school with these mean kids. They are allowed to beat up on each other and have been torturing less fortunate kids. I am doing the best I can but there is only one me (okay, a big fat me but STILL). Anyway…I would like to talk to some people who homeschool that live in an area where people DON’T homeschool….in other words can it really work with no support, no groups etc.
It is so sad that you are having these problems at your church of all places.
It is amazing to be how rude children and not-children are becoming. In my apartment complex in Seattle, some of the children were calling a neighbours the ‘N’ word.
Course it is unbelievable the way a lot of these children’s parents act, especially at the games and in stores. Sometimes I wonder why some of them had children, they don’t seem to care what they do or how they act.
And of course, most children know that they can get away with anything by threatening to call the police.