Parents: Have an “X Plan”

Powerful. Useful. Amazing and brilliant. Are you a parent? Then do this:

If anything about the situation makes him uncomfortable, all he has to do is text the letter “X” to any of us (his mother, me, his older brother or sister).  The one who receives the text has a very basic script to follow.

Here’s the full article and the script:

X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out (#xplan)

I particularly love this insight:

However, there’s one critical component to the X-plan:  Once he’s been extracted from the trenches, Danny knows that he can tell us as much or as little as he wants … but it’s completely up to him.  The X-plan comes with the agreement that we will pass no judgments and ask no questions (even if he is 10 miles away from where he’s supposed to be).

Wow. Talking with my oldest about this tonight.


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