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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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goodnight moon, goodnight texting

Here's the Problem

If I've told you once, I've told you a million times, no texting after bedtime! A recent article in the Boston Globe interviewed a number of teens to understand the motivation behind bedtime texting. Here are a few quotes from this article. Read ’em and weep: “When I'm texting someone I don't feel alone.” “When you don't have your phone, you feel incomplete.” “It's impolite not to respond if someone is coming to you with their problems.” One teen interviewed said that she gets as many as 100 texts while she's in bed. “I just don't feel like myself if I don't have my phone ...

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