Don’t Make Promises for Other People

We have the best of intentions…

It’s satisfying to help someone, but sometimes we are not in a position to help. It’s always nice to be able to provide the right answer, but sometimes we do not know the right answer. We may even know the person that would know the answer. However, the best course of action is suggesting they contact that person directly.

Likewise, parents should not promise the child what the other parent will do. Life happens. It may end up being something that the other parent cannot do. It may be an obligation that is impossible for them to meet. Promising your child that the other parent will do something is setting both the child and the other parent up for failure.

Don’t make promises for someone else to keep.

Matthew Thompson is a Mississippi civil trial lawyer and doesn’t make promises for other people.

Thompson Addison, pllc (601)850-8000

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