FYI-for those with teens and pre-teens...
February 1, 2007 11:01am CST
I am starting this discussion because I just responded to one about children and secret names. This is a plan I have in place for my teens. If I call them, or they me, when they are out, at a party or at night, or anytime, and they are in danger-because of being around drugs or drinking, or a guy or whatever. They ask me a question with the word "president" in it. Like "did you hear the president on Tv today", or "I am with the class president", or something like that. That alerts me to the fact that they are in a situation they do not want to be in. I then tell them that they have to come home-or I will go pick them up. It gives them an easy out and they do not have to tell thier classmates or friends that they do not feel comfortable in the situation. So far, I have only had to use it once. BUt it is nice to know it is there. Do you have such a plan in place?
1 Feb 07
hmm im 16 and when i wanted to escape a nsty situation i just take out my phone and pretend im talking to my mom or someone else and then i say i have to go:)but i rarely do this when im in an unconfortable situation i just say things in front no i dont want to drink or when i dont like the person im with i just tell him in front.i know not many people like me because im to direct sometimes