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Does Your Child Meet Your “Text-pectations”?

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Replies to: Does Your Child Meet Your “Text-pectations”?

  • momofsmartdancermomofsmartdancer Registered User Posts: 248 Junior Member
    sorry... typo. *5 hours/ day: should be "5 hours away".
  • YnotgoYnotgo Registered User Posts: 3,310 Senior Member
    edited August 7
    My son prefers to use Facebook Messenger. I like that because it shows whether a message has been seen and the last time he was logged on.
  • Studious99Studious99 Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    This thread is a little scary... yikes! I'm so glad that my parents aren't helicopter parents. Sure, I will talk to them once a week over the phone. But anything more than that is overkill.
  • ElionnahomElionnahom Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    I am a teenager and I know how teenage guys feel. We love our parents but we don't want to show it. So, I would suggest that you give him some space and text him every 2 weeks or have a discussion with him about when to text him.
  • sittlesittle Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    Yeah, I echo the non-parent responses that the helicopter parents on this thread are scary, and are definitely not representative of what is normal.

    I studied abroad in Cuba where I didn't have a phone and had to go to a hotel across town for internet. I believe I went almost 4 weeks with absolutely zero contact with my parents. Nobody freaked out.

    I normally Skype with my parents on Sundays if we're both free. We actually have real conversations rather than superficial texts. It's about quality rather than quantity.
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