A popular activity among church youth groups in recent years has been the all-night, tea-toddling parties commonly known as “lock ins.”
So you may be asking, should my teen attend a lock in?
I have a couple of questions you should ask yourself before you decide if your teen should attend the upcoming lock in.
First, are the pastors, youth workers, and parents who are coordinating the event really considering the times we live in today?
Second, chaperones aside, could allowing our kids to attend an all-night, smartphone laced, co-ed and sleep-deprived extravaganza be setting them up for failure?
Events that require the continuous consumption of energy drinks should be thought through carefully.
Here’s some thing else to consider. In light of all the circumstances, your kids could be interacting with many kids that neither you, nor they, have ever met.
This could prove to be a disaster.
Conversation Starter: I would be interested in hearing your thoughts. What are some other things parents should consider when deciding if their child should attend a lock in?