I know this is going to be one of those question that may bring about some heated discussion. Please remember as you respond that its ok to have a different idea on situations. I blog to learn not to put anyone down.
I have been involved in different programs where I was the parent and the leader. I of course got involved because I wanted to be actively engaged in my children's interest. When leading though I had to be a leader to all my just my own child. Luckily I was not in a position where I was separated from my child. I see in 4h shows and activities that the leader has to be mom/dad and a leader all at the same time. How do you balance the two? If you are getting your child ready how do you help the other children. I think its a pretty tough job to be 10 different places at once. You can't serve every ones needs. As a parent our first responsibilities are to our own children.
So whats your thoughts how do you do it? Also would it be easier if you didn't have a person investment such as a child?