[Ansteorra] Youth Collegiums

Kaitlan Roisendubh kaitlan_kiera at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 23 08:02:19 PST 2008

Well as my children got to be teens discipline could  fly out the window.. they are bigger than I am... so I found that object humiliation in front of their friends and peers worked wonders... works for adults too.


Owen Van Meter <ovanoff57 at clearwire.net> wrote: Here is one for you that goes along with what your saying a;thought it 
wasn't a SCA thing.
   My wife use to run a small day Care in our home. Most of the kids and 
parents were really good. But she had one parent who was kind of hit & miss 
about coming and was often the first one to drop her kids off and the last 
to pick up in the evening. One afternoon she called my wife and said that 
she had been asked to go have a couple of drinks after they got off from 
work at 5:00 pm. and wanted to know if it was ok to be an hour or so later 
than normal. Wife agreed to that, it's not like the two kids were bad kids. 
Well at "2:30 am" the next morning she showed up at our house drunk and all 
wanting her kids. My wife said no to that because she would rather keep the 
kids until the morning than send them home with someone who was drunk. The 
lady left and when she came back to get her kids she tried to get high & 
mighty with my wife when she charged her double the normal day rate she 
  And don't even get me started on being a school bus driver with 60+ 
elementry school age kids on board.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bridget the Stargazer" 

Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Youth Collegiums

> I can't remember where I read about it but either at an event (or at the 
> events of a kingdom), they would have a herald announce the parents who 
> needed to collect their children. The parents were warned this would 
> happen beforehand so if it happened to them, it was their own fault.
> Say lunch is scheduled for 12:00pm. It could be heralded at 11:45am that 
> parents/guardians need to collect their children to feed them during the 
> break. The same thing could happen near the end of the day's activities. 
> If at 12:15pm or 15 minutes after the day had ended, the children were not 
> collected, a herald could announce the uncollected "valuables" at 
> Children's Activities.
> Taking a moment in court to say thank you to the parents who DID collect 
> their children promptly without mentioning those who didn't (they will 
> shamefully know who they are) might encourage others to do likewise in the 
> future.
> Just a couple of thoughts,
> Bridget the Stargazer
>> 1. Youth Collegiums - was Children ... (Chiara Francesca)
>> For the last 5 or 6 years or so on and off I have run youth collegiums.
>> The classes were all held in one location, the large open hall in Canton. 
>> At
>> no time were any children alone with just one adult. They were sharing 
>> the
>> hall with a minimum of 100 adults. Some had parents actually participate 
>> in
>> the classes. Other parents taking advantage of the air-conditioning in 
>> the
>> hall happily sat in there with us. :)
>> I still have all my notes of what worked and what did not. What classes 
>> we
>> taught, how many students were there, and which classes were the most
>> popular.
>> The best part: I can tell you right now without looking for those notes 
>> that
>> the most popular classes were the ones the parents or other adults took 
>> with
>> the kids cause they thought it was a cool class and lasted only 30 
>> minutes
>> to an hour each.
>> The biggest problem: lunch. Parents that were not there already would not
>> come to pick up the kids to feed them lunch. Then at the end of the day 
>> once
>> again, they would not come to pick up their kids. I am totally open to
>> solutions to this one, there has to be one that does not involve stopping
>> this kind of activity.
>> Other than that we had youth from ages 5 to 50+ filling every class and
>> enjoying themselves.
>> I think it is a pity that we never hear the good things about these kinds 
>> of
>> classes and collegiums for kid.
>> Chiara Francesca
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