Preparing for the Unexpected


Parenting humans at any phase of life is filled with the unexpected. When kids are young, we can be surprised by a toddler who has learned to remove their own diaper . . . in public, or how artistically they can draw . . . on our kitchen walls. But as our kids get older, and the stakes get higher, sometimes the unexpected discoveries we make as parents may elicit fear, anger, or confusion as we try to guide our kid or teen toward a positive future.

This worksheet is intended to help you reflect and create a plan ahead of time for how you want to respond if you discover something you never expected.

Available for all phases: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, and High School (in both English and Spanish)

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