Sunday, November 7, 2010
Parenting Advice Needed
My son has been texting a girl. He is 12. I have been reading his texts (he knows this and could care less). The texts really are innocent. They mostly consist of things like, "I'm bored, Me too, whatcha doing?, nothing, where r u?, home, k, bye," I've noticed she usually initiates the texts. Now, the dilemma is-we need to decide now what kind of boundaries we will set about texting-while the texts are still innocent. Texting was not something we dealt with when we were teenagers, so I can't even follow my parents' lead on this. The thing that bothers me about texting is the level of secrecy and the absence of boundaries, unlike a regular phone call on the family phone line. So, I'm looking for advice from people who are trying to "raise kids God's way". I know the world would say, "Let them text, what's the big deal?" But my Christian sisters understand my concern here-and I want to hear from you! Help!