Attention parents, grandparents, or anyone who has a relationship with a child, I ask you to look at this post and really “think” about what I’m expressing to you.
There was a shooting last week that was only 3 doors down from our home, mid-morning, in our well established neighborhood. Thankfully, my teen-aged son has been well versed in “what if’s.” But after that day's event it brought some additional serious questions FROM HIM and which provoked serious answers FROM US, his parents.
#1. What do I do if I see a stranger in our house?
#2. What do I do with our dog?
#3. Many more questions.....
First, my husband and I discussed, and decided, on a "game plan" for this specific incident. Second, we talked with our son. Now we have a family game plan. I highly suggest YOU have a game plan for your family.
How can you get started? SMART CHOICES!
How does Smart Choices work? You pick the cards that you want to use as a "conversation starter". When you seriously just listen to what your child tells you, then the deep and honest conversations will follow.
I still use Smart Choices, was honored to be apart of a review many months ago, and I am happy to write this short BLOG for you now. We don’t want to make our children afraid to leave the house, we just need to teach them how to be more AWARE and how to "read" a situation. If you don't teach them, I can promise you...the world will.
PS. I liked these images so I chose these pictures from my previous Smart Choices BLOG.
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Shelley is the creator of Smart Choices, a public speaker, and a supporter of THINKING AHEAD. Smart Choices BLOG is a mixture of stories, Q & A interaction, new thought provoking ideas, guest BLOGS/videos, and MORE!