10 Ways to Protect Your Texting Kids

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10 Ways to Protect Your Texting Kids
Wed, 01-27-2010 - 12:06pm

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10 Ways to Protect Your Texting Kids

Because they're afraid of facing a living, breathing grown-up, my daughter's high-school friends text her once they get to our front porch to let her know they've arrived. That way, she's the one who greets them at the door—instead of me. The consequences? Her friends, like many kids these days, don't get a chance to polish those old-fashioned manners. They'll never learn to shake a parent's hand and provide a formal introduction like, "Thank you for allowing me to escort your daughter for the evening." The culprit? Texting. It turns the planning of a casual get-together into a teen-only affair that leaves mom out of the loop, unable to monitor peer relationships.

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