22 July 2012

Golf camp

In conversation with a friend whose oldest son just bridged from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, I discovered that the transition from full parent participation to virtually zero parent participation is quick and unyielding.  Their 11-year-old went camping "with" his dad but parents and children were partitioned so that they could not speak to each other the entire time.  Wow. 

Helicopter parents (like me!) are probably hit the hardest by that policy.

I didn't want to disrupt the flow of the day so I didn't get too close--these are just horribly tight crops from a great distance.  I gotta say, I don't know that I enjoy the distance.

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