Here is the Let It Go Social Media Plan for parents. The goal is to have offline conversations with their students within each month around the IWISH 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.
Twitter (tweets to tweet to parents):
Bottom Line Session 1: The more you hold a grudge, the more the grudge has a hold on you. #LetItGo #XP3
Bottom Line Session 2: Forgiven People Forgive. #LetItGo #XP3
Bottom Line Session 3: Healing means I trust God can make my life, not just my pain, a demonstration of his goodness. #LetItGo #XP3
Quote from Be a Student of your Student: There is a sense of relief, of vulnerability and calm, from simply saying—or hearing—“I’m sorry.” #LetItGo #XP3
Action Point: Three steps to a good apology: Admit you are sorry, accept responsibility, make a plan to reconcile. #LetItGo #XP3
Retweet from Orange Parents/MP: Guiltless Lessons of Love – for parents! #LetItGo #XP3 https://www.orangeparents.org/guilt-less-lessons-of-love/
Encouraging Quote: To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. – Lewis B. Smedes #LetItGo #XP3
“I just can’t let it go.” “They don’t deserve to be forgiven.” “It hurts too much to move on.” Maybe you’ve heard your students say something like this in the midst of pain, frustration and anger towards someone who has hurt them—or maybe you’ve said or thought something similar yourself. Choosing to forgive someone who has hurt us is never easy. So why does it matter so much that we do it? How do we know when we should do it? And how do we know we have actually healed from the pain an offense has caused? How do we simply let it go?
Recap of Action Point:
Have you experienced recent conflict with your son or daughter? If so, the action point for Let it Go is pretty straightforward: Apologize to your teenager. Chances are, regardless of who was in the right, there was collateral damage and an opportunity for reconciliation on both sides. So be the parent, take some time to think through what a meaningful apology might look like for your son or daughter. And then, go say the words that make all the difference in the world—I’m sorry.
Share Orange parents link with encouraging question:
Guiltless Lessons of Love – for parents! #LetItGo #XP3 https://www.orangeparents.org/guilt-less-lessons-of-love/