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How to Stop Reacting to Your Child’s Pleading Texts

Forgotten homework. Instrument. Water bottle. PE Uniform. Lunch. Cell phone. And the list goes on.

You name it and our kids will forget it. And then they’ll want us to deliver it.

How do we respond, instead of react, to their pleas for help?

I was driving my triplets to high school, when my son sitting shotgun gasped, “Oh no, I forgot my paper sitting on the printer!” As he voiced this, my mind began scrambling scenarios of how I could get his needed item to him. Before I could conjure up a working plan in my head, he said, “I’ll have to run in the library and reprint it quick I guess. I’m so glad we can print things off at school.”

Problem solved by the person who had the problem.

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My son’s first instinct wasn’t to involve me in solving his dilemma for him. He came up with his own solution and never knew that I was plotting in my head how I might be able to come to the rescue. Thank goodness I kept my mouth shut.

We parents have a habit of swooping in for the rescue instead of allowing our child the space to problem solve on their own.

If every high school would implement this policy, we would all be better off. But why did this principal’s simple message posted on Facebook create animosity? Why is my viral post on walking away from doing things for our teens doing the same thing?

Because some parents view teaching kids problem-solving skills as unloving, when I believe the opposite is true.

How do you discern when to bail your kid out and when to let natural consequences be their guide?

When our children bought their cell phones, we set a boundary about not using them as an SOS to Mom and Dad to bring forgotten items to school. Not because we don’t love them, but because it’s too easy to allow our kids to fall into the habit of texting us for help instead of problem-solving on their own.

Have you spelled out your family rules for your children that own cell phones?

Amy Carney
Amy Carneyhttp://amycarney.com
A former sports journalist and editor, Amy Carney currently writes on her blog www.amycarney.com as well as for various online and print outlets about intentional parenting and family life. Amy and her husband, Keith, are busy raising teenage triplet sons, a subsequent teen daughter and a son they adopted from foster care.

A Stanley Thermos Survived a Car Fire – The Company Responded by Replacing More than Just the Mug

Suffering a car fire is terrifying as well as devastating, but TikTok user Danielle's car fire also lit up TikTok in a viral way she was not expecting after her Stanley thermos survived the blaze.

36 Inspirational Steve Harvey Quotes to Encourage Your Heart Today

In addition to comedy, Steve Harvey has long been known for his inspirational speaking, which is rooted in his Christian faith. We’ve compiled some of the best inspirational Steve Harvey quotes and quips to encourage your heart today!

“Let’s Get This Baby Alive” – Teen Saves 3-Year-Old From Drowning on Thanksgiving Day

A California family is extra thankful these days after their joyous Thanksgiving celebration turned to terror, then back to joy thanks to a prepared teenager.