Bert Fulks was just like any other parent. He was concerned about his child’s teenage years. That’s why he created the X Plan.
Bert, a minister, started a blog to share his parenting tips and insights on raising children. The dad of three has learned a lot from working with kids who are in treatment for various addictions. The kids in the addiction support group told Bert they often stayed in uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situations, simply because they couldn’t find an easy way out. It was then that Bert realized how important it is to provide kids with escape routes in dangerous situations.
The X Plan
As hard as parents try to raise their children to make smart decisions, kids will inevitably end up in tough situations at some point or another as they get older. Bert wanted to let his kids know that they have the support they need to make a quick and safe exit when they find themselves in a potentially dangerous or uncomfortable situation. That’s why he created the X Plan.
Bert gave his kids a secret text message code that they could send him if they needed to get out of a bad situation. If they sent him the code, no questions asked, he would pick them up immediately. Bert’s son Danny ended up using the plan while at a friend’s house.
After Bert gave his son permission to sleep over at a friend’s house, he reminded his son, “Be good. Remember who you are. And whose you are.” His son replied, “I know. Thx.”