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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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does my teen text too much?

if so what can I do about it?

Here's the Problem

The youth of today are getting better and faster in their ability to text at warp speed. Good for them! What an accomplishment. According to a Nielsen survey, in 2011 the average number of texts a teen sent a month was 2,280. In 2013 it's risen to an average of 3,339 per month. Broken down by gender, girls text 4,050 times per month, while boys are at 2,539 per month. Mind you, this is an average. Most parents tell me that every now and again they go to their online accounts just to take a peek at their kids’ texting numbers and are shocked with the pages and pages tallying ...

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