Serving as a catechist means dealing with kids whose minds are often elsewehere! All too often we find ourselves having to discipline kids because of disruptive behavior. Like the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, we shake our heads and say, “tough crowd, tough crowd” and “I get no respect.” Fact is, we’re in good company. Scripture tells us about the many “tough crowds” that St. Paul faced as he proclaimed God’s Word. It comes with the territory!
With that in mind, we turn our attention for this week’s Stories on the Journey theme to “Kids will be Kids.” Share a brief story in the Comments box below about a disruptive behavior that happened in class and caught you by surprise, pushing you to your wit’s end. Feel free to add some thoughts about how you responded, especially if you handled the situation well. Then, return each day this week to read others’ stories and to comment on them if you wish. You can also go back and comment on stories from previous weeks or to add your own stories.
- Week One: How Did I Get Into This?
- Week Two: Kids Say/Do the Darndest Things
- Week Three: Touching the Sacred
- Week Four: Oopsies! I Goofed
- Week Five: I Owe it All To…
- Week Six: Not Bad, If I May Say So Myself”
I’m looking forward to hearing from you! I’ll start the parade with a story about a behavior that took me by surprise (see the Comments below).