Here is the Ten Social Media Plan for parents. The goal is to have offline conversations with their students within each month around the content.
Feel free to use any and all of this information but also don’t feel tied to these updates word for word. These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or add your own personality. If you have any questions, suggestions, or even content that other people can use to help influence parents for this week then please leave your comments below the post.
Bottom Line Session 1: Relationship always precedes rules with God. #Ten #XP3
Bottom Line Session 2: The most important decision you make is what you place at the center of your life. #Ten #XP3
Bottom Line Session 3: When you use the name of God to dodge the Will of God, you Will ultimately miss out on God entirely. #Ten #XP3
Bottom Line Session 4: God can be trusted to provide. #Ten #XP3
Bottom Line Session 5: God places value on each person, and desires for everyone to be free. #Ten #XP3
Quote from Think About This (Parent Cue): When a rule is broken, it creates a unique opportunity to prove love. #Ten #XP3
Action Point: Decide in advance how you will respond during a tough moment with your teen. #Ten #XP3
Retweet from Orange Parents/MP: Obedience. We all want our kids to obey, but why? #Ten #XP3 http://www.orangeparents.org/how-to-raise-obedient-kids-for-all-the-wrong-reasons/
Encouraging Quote: God’s desire in the commandments is not to make His people good, but to make them free. –Andy Stanley #Ten #XP3
Thirty-five hundred years ago Moses came down from Mt. Sinai with a short list of rules that has shaped the values of people and nations for centuries. We know them as the Ten Commandments, but do we really know them? Many people believe that the rules are a condition for a relationship with God, things we must do to get in His good graces. But just the opposite is true. The relationship came before the rules. And the commandments were meant to not only reveal God’s heart, but to keep His people free.
Recap of Action Point:
Try This (Ten)
Mistakes are both healthy and inevitable. So how do we respond in a way that reinforces boundaries without risking the relationship?
- Decide in advance how you will respond. In tough moments, with emotions running high, it is so tempting to respond with words or actions that you may later regret. Have a family plan for what happens when rules are broken.
- Keep the relationship first. If we model permanent, life-long, nothing-you-can-do-will-keep-me-from-loving-you relationships, they will learn to do the same.
- Stick to the consequences. Consequences are healthy. One of the best things you can do for your student is plan, implement, and stick with consequences. When they apologize or we sense remorse, it is so tempting to say, “Oh alright, no consequences this time”, but remember that they are learning a principle that they will apply to more than one situation.
- Communicate the plan. An easy way to confirm that students understand expectations is have them repeat them back to you in the form of an “if/then” statement. For example: “If I get all A’s, then I will be allowed to have a sleepover.” “If I text after 10pm, then I will lose my phone for 1 week.”
Share Orange parents link with encouraging question:
Obedience. We all want our kids to obey, but why? #Ten #XP3 http://www.orangeparents.org/how-to-raise-obedient-kids-for-all-the-wrong-reasons/