August 24, 2014 3:03 am at 3:03 am #613509
To all parents in the Brooklyn community,
I hope this letter finds you well and you are having a wonderful summer. I would like to bring to your attention something which is very disturbing in my eyes, and that is limited interaction between kids and their counselors.
A Disturbed Counselor and Branch DirectorO
added some paragraph breaks for readabilityAugust 24, 2014 4:42 am at 4:42 am #1029422
Parents want some time with their children too, you know.August 24, 2014 4:49 am at 4:49 am #1029423
I sure wouldn’t want my kids hanging out with a disturbed counselor.August 24, 2014 4:50 am at 4:50 am #1029424
My wife says this is the creepiest thread ever.
I think I’ve posted much creepier ones, though. I was joking in those threads.August 24, 2014 5:21 am at 5:21 am #1029425
IMO parents can never be too protective. Honor your father and mother(‘s decisions.)August 24, 2014 11:49 am at 11:49 am #1029426
Dear Dedicated Counselor,
I commend your concern for your campers! I am sure that you have made a huge difference in the lives of these children.
It’s sad, but times have changed. Many parents are wary, even when it’s not justifiable. Should they be “dan” your intentions “l’chaf z’chus”, sure. But at the same time, they’d rather err on the side of caution for their kids.
Bracha v’hatzlacha to you!August 24, 2014 1:27 pm at 1:27 pm #1029427
My brother’s counselors have arranged pool parties after camp hours for their bunks. I don’t think that’s problematic, especially when parents confirm that the counselor’s parents will be present.
If, after camp ends, counselors want to arrange things for the whole bunk, I don’t think that’s a problem either.
If a counselor for a whole bunk wants to take ONE KID out for pizza, I think that’s a bit off.
I think that the way that this post was written makes the whole question sound even creepier.August 24, 2014 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #1029428
It’s their kid not yours while your intentions may be good its ultimately their call, unfortunately in these times a parent has to be overprotective.August 24, 2014 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm #1029429
Better to be safe than to be sorry.August 25, 2014 2:42 am at 2:42 am #1029430
Are these the same overprotective parents who leave their babies on the avenue while they shop?August 25, 2014 3:18 am at 3:18 am #1029431
You are absolutely right in terms of a counselor taking one kid from the bunk to pizza, or something similar, but you have to think of the other way, maybe this child needs more T.L.C. (tending loving care) more than anyone else. Could be that the counselor and parents have some sort of arrangement to spend time together for what ever reason it is. People need to be more cognizent and not prejudge a person of who he/she is. Sometimes doing a chesed for a child out of a camp outing could go a long way for a child for years to come.August 25, 2014 4:42 am at 4:42 am #1029432
But parents hardly ever see their children because they are at school or camp and then they sleep ten hours.August 25, 2014 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm #1029433
I am not trying to argue with you. On the contrary, i am with you on this as well. I am not saying that this has to happen very often. What I am saying is that when a counselor wants to arrange something special with his/her bunk during the year every so often (like 2 to 4 times a year, or whatever a person feels comfortable with), parents should not stand in the way of letting this happen.August 25, 2014 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #1029434
So you’re saying you know what the child needs better than his parents know?August 25, 2014 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #1029435
So you’re saying you know what the child needs better than his parents know?
do you really find that so hard to believe? I don’tAugust 25, 2014 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #1029436
I don’t find it hard to believe that he thinks he knows better, but I do think it’s chutzpadik.August 25, 2014 6:38 pm at 6:38 pm #1029437
Too many grey areas here. Counselor wants to get together with campers. Great. Where, when, for how long, under whose supervision? These are things any normal parent will ask any time their child leaves together with a group of friends. This isnt over protectiveness, this is parenting 101.August 25, 2014 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm #1029438
only in brooklyn… wait what?August 25, 2014 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #1029439
It’s sad, but there are many dangerous people out there. If I’d have a kid, i doubt I’d let him/her go party at a person my age’s house! Many teens aren’t very dependable or responsible. In case of an emergency, would that teen know what to do?
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