Here is The Fighter 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.
Social media plan for parents: influences parents to have offline conversations with their kids within each month.
Bottom Line Session 1: We aren’t responsible for what our parents do, but we are responsible for what we do. #TheFighter #XP3
Bottom Line Session 2: When you turn your heart toward your parents, it turns your relationship towards God. #TheFighter #XP3
Bottom Line Session 3: Acceptance is powerful. #TheFighter #XP3
Quote from Think About This (Parent Cue): Don’t treat interactions with your teen as something to win. Instead, work on winning the relationship. #TheFighter #XP3
Action Point: During conflict with your teen, address one issue at a time; the goal is resolution, not to keep score. #TheFighter #XP3
Retweet from Orange Parents/MP: Here’s something to keep in mind the next time you have a conflict with your teen: http://www.orangeparents.org/your_kids_can_outrun_you/
Encouraging Quote: When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ― Donald Miller #TheFighter #XP3
All families fight. It’s inevitable. We fight to be heard. We fight to get what we want. We fight for things to be fair. And oftentimes, the fighting leaves us in worse shape than before we started. But what if fighting didn’t have to be such a bad thing? What if fighting could leave us better than when we started? Maybe, instead of fighting for everything we want, we change our focus. What if we fought for the relationship with our parents and our siblings instead of against them? If that is the case, maybe a good fight is just what we need!
Recap of Action Point:
From the Parent Cue in, The Fighter:
- Your teenager is well on their way to being an adult. Their communication skills are not. Be patient.
- Make the goal in fighting to resolve the fight—not just be right.
- Don’t escalate the drama. Refrain from the urge to pay back in kind their hurtful comments and emotional reactions.
- Address one issue at a time. Don’t let one argument become a venting session for all the ways you feel they have been disrespecting you. Remember, you want to resolve the issue, not keep score.
Don’t forget, it won’t be like this forever. Hang in there!
Share Orange parents link with encouraging question:
Parents: Does conflict or fighting make you run harder after your teen? Don’t forget this simple truth – they can outrun you: http://www.orangeparents.org/your_kids_can_outrun_you/