Have a Plan

The Plan ~ Lifeofjoy.meIt is hard to remember the specifics now but I remember long ago, Mom told me that if I didn’t want to do something (socially) I could blame my not doing it on her and Dad. I guess she had determined that if it was something I didn’t feel I wanted to do then they didn’t want me doing it and I could safely blame it on them without it being a lie.

This really made an impact on me. I’m guessing I may have used it a time or two but never anything much that I recall, although I’ve always been a homebody to some degree. ;) It made such an impact on me that Michael and I have made the same offer to our children.

So when I read this article about having a plan, it rang true with me. The just of the article is that you and your child/teen have a plan whereby if they find themselves in an uncomfortable situation, they can send a simple text to you and you’ll make the necessary excuse for them to leave their current situation. I’m not giving this justice, so go over and read it. It doesn’t take very long to get to the meat of the article and it isn’t really all that long.

So, I’ll stop blathering on about it and just send you over there. I encourage you and your family to come up with a plan to give your kids a way of escape, should they need/want one. I will say that I’m not sure that I completely agree with everything stated in the article but it is a good place to start your family conversation on the topic.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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