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"You're not finished when your're defeated....
your're finished when you quit."
Van Crouch



A "Child in Trouble" is one who demonstrates any of the following:

  • Failing in school
  • Causes discipline problems at school
  • Defiant to rules or authority
  • Uses drugs or alcohol
  • Violent or abusive
  • Runs away
  • Has been involved in shoplifting
  • Suicidal
  • Steals
  • Cutting classes or drops out of school
  • Can't keep a job
  • Has been in trouble with the law
  • Has sleazy friends
  • Involved in gangs
  • Lies constantly
  • Engages in irresponsible sex
  • Out of control
  • Fits your definition of being in trouble

 


A "Child in Trouble" does NOT need:

  • Car
  • Phone in kid's room
  • Unlimited phone use
  • Freedom to "Hang Out"
  • Unsupervised trips to the mall, bowling alley, movies, etc...
  • Freedom to ride in a car without adult supervision
  • Freedom to have friends in house without adult supervison
  • Wimpy parents!
  • Freedom to associate with friends for whom parents do not have names, addresses, and phone numbers
  • Bank ATM card
  • Credit Cards
  • Private phone line
  • TV in their room
  • Unenforced curfew
  • Freedom to be at a friend's house or party without adult supervision
  • Freedom to leave home or go anywhere without permission


A "Child in Trouble" DOES need:

  • Structure
  • Consistence and follow-through
  • Held accountable for activities and time spent
  • Nosey parents who check up on the kid's whereabouts
  • Good role models
  • Parents who get to know the kid's friends and friend's parents
  • Compassion
  • Understanding
  • Someone to lean on
  • Help in developing a hobby or area of interest
  • Encouragement
  • Firm rules
  • Involvement in family activities
  • To know where parents stand and that they are united
  • Homework supervision
  • Parents who get involved with the school
  • Other responsible adults who get involved in the kid's life
  • Hugs and Love
  • Parents who spend a lot of time with the child
  • Support from others
  • Help in making friends and help in developing appropriate relationships with friends

 

 

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