Ever think about the amount of time our kids spend texting? You probably have. Have you thought about what life lessons they learn?
Parents sometimes tell me they're at a loss for what to do. For starters, if kids are rude, inappropriate or unsafe, parents can take away their phones for a while, longer for the second offense. Consistently reinforce good texting behavior. Actually have a conversation including their interests at dinner; notice and be positive when they use their phones well. Let them know you're aware and care when they do it right.