Remember when you were a teenager and found yourself in uncomfortable social situations that you weren’t sure how to get out of?
Even if kids don’t want to have sex, drink, or do drugs, it can be hard to say no — not only because of peer pressure, but also because they’re afraid of how their friends might react. One dad faced this issue head on with his family and came up with an awesome escape route. If you have kids, you’ll definitely want to try this!
Bert Fulks recently wrote about his family’s “x-plan,” where he says all his kids have to do is text him, their mom, or their siblings the letter “x” anytime they feel uncomfortable and want to leave a situation.
Using his youngest son Danny as an example, he said, “The one who receives the text has a very basic script to follow. Within a few minutes, they call Danny’s phone.”
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“When he answers, the conversation goes like this:”
‘Danny, something’s come up and I have to come get you right now.’
‘I’ll tell you when I get there. Be ready to leave in five minutes. I’m on my way.'”