Adolescence can be a crazy time for a variety of reasons. Maybe there’s some peer pressure going on, or you wind up at a party that you don’t want to be at. When you’re a teenager, this is definitely the point in your life where you’re figuring out what kind of person you are and who you want to be, so we can’t expect everyone to get it right on the first try.
Although dealing with the crop of issues that pop up during high school is just a regular part of being a teenager, it can be hard for parents to deal with. While all parents have been through similar things, age and new experiences can cause memories to fade and dull out so your dad might not remember what it was like to do a handstand on a keg.
Luckily for Danny Fulks, his parents are pretty understanding. The Fulks family has what is known as the ‘X-plan’, which was formed from the experiences of Bert Fulks growing up (Danny’s father). Bert knows how difficult peer pressure can be, especially when saying ‘no’ to something could give you a negative label for the duration of high school.
To get around this problem, Bert told Danny that if he was ever caught in a situation he didn’t want to be in, he could simply text ‘X’ and a family member would be on their way to get him within five minutes. A text message would look something like the photo below.
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