You said just a ‘brief interruption to our services’… It’s been weeks!
Many of our faithful readers have probably wondered what on earth has happened to Youth Workin’ Its regular posts- It is with very big apologies for dropping off the face of the earth that I explain:
Stephen and I recently had a teenager come and join our family. This happened very quickly within one week of school starting and one day after Stephen returned from his two weeks in the UK. It is going very well all things considered however it has been a huge adjustment for us. She is living with us on a trial basis, but possibly indefinitely for a while, and we’ve had to spend a lot of time already teaching skills, giving out praise and a few consequences.
Additionally, as we have highlighted before, we both work full-time jobs, we recently moved into a new house (which is still in the process of renovation), we are in the process of starting a youth work charity/non-profit (more details to be forthcoming between now and summer 2014!), I’m also trying to work on an online course for youth workers and we are involved in our church. I’ve been providing some youth work advice online as well through new contacts on Facebook and Twitter as well as through our emails. We also try to have some time for each other, our family, our friends and now our children (our teen and our hamster)… As a result, I’m sorry to say that something had to give and it has been you, dear readers, and at times those of our scavenger hunt website.
However, I’m committed to trying to make this work. Therefore, for the foreseeable future, I will be updating Youth Workin’ It once a week with new content so please continue to email, message and reach out. Additionally, we welcome guest posts at any time.
Thank you for your understanding and I hope you’ve found the other 500+ articles, games and activities for youth work helpful in our absence.