Would you pay your teen to stay off Facebook?
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|Fri, 10-15-2010 - 3:13pm|
Like many parents, Melynda Rushing just wanted to help her college-age daughter improve her grades.
Whereas parents of a previous generation worried about their teen children spending too much time talking on the telephone, watching television or playing video games, Rushing, a mother of six in Rock Hill, N.C., was worried about her daughter, Alyssa, spending three to four hours a day on Facebook.
So she offered Alyssa, a student at the University of South Carolina, a deal: She’d give her $300 to stay off Facebook for a month while devoting the extra time to her studies.
What do you think?