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.
Bottom Line Session 1: God is a loving Father. #WYSIWYG #XP3
Bottom Line Session 2: I matter because God says I matter. #WYSIWYG #XP3
Bottom Line Session 3: Stop asking what can they do for me? and start asking what can I do for them? #WYSIWYG #XP3
Quote from Be a Student of your Student: the simple act of showing teens that you accept them for who they are, as a person, is the first step to helping them build their own self-acceptance. #WYSIWYG #XP3
Action Point: Can you think of two ways to demonstrate your love and acceptance for your teen this week? #WYSIWYG #XP3
Retweet from Orange Parents/MP: When parents are more relationally focused with their kids – its easier to be accepting. Tips from @cnieuwhof: https://www.orangeparents.org/how-to-become-a-more-relationally-focused-parent/ #WYSIWYG #XP3
Hyperlink to PLL: Hi parents – check out the June Parent Link Live by @cnieuwhof #WYSIWYG #XP3
Encouraging Quote: A friend is 1 that knows u as u r, understands where u have been, accepts what u have become, & still, gently allows u 2 grow.- Shakespeare
Jesus seemed to make it pretty simple when it comes to what following Him would be all about: love God and love others as you love yourself. But this simple command gets a lot more complicated when we don’t see God, ourselves and others as we should. When we don’t see rightly, we don’t live rightly. So, how do we fix our broken view? How do we start living in a way that reflects Jesus’ intensions for our lives, and see the world the way we should? What we see is what we get. So, how do we see the right way?
Recap of Action Point:
Parents: Social scientists John DeFrain and Nick Stinnett asked 1,500 kids, “What do you think makes a family happy?” What was their most frequent answer? Doing things together. Here are 3 quick ideas on how to demonstrate your love and acceptance for your teenager:
1) Plan to hang out with your student once a month—and let them choose the activity.
2) Write something encouraging on a Post-it-note and stick it on their bedroom door.
3) Kidnap them unexpectedly for a walk or a meal.
Share Orange parents link with encouraging question:
When parents are more relationally focused with their kids – it’s much easier to love and accept them unconditionally. Here are some great tips from Carey Nieuwhof to help focus on the relationship: https://www.orangeparents.org/how-to-become-a-more-relationally-focused-parent/ #WYSIWYG #XP3