Posted by: Patrice Fitzgerald | July 29, 2009

Texting the kids

Have you noticed that your kids respond better to texting than to phone calls?  It’s odd, because just when you think you can’t reach them because their phone must not be charged, they will respond instantly to a text message.

Well, I’ve figured it out.  Texting has several distinct qualities which make them respond:

1)  They don’t know it’s you!  It could be that new hottie your kid has been checking out, instead of dull old Mom wanting to know if he will be home in time for dinner.

2)  They can read it quickly — there is little time involved, and no complications like someone asking where they are.

3)  They can read it surreptitiously — in a restaurant, in a movie theater, in class.

4)  Reading a text gives nothing away.  No one knows if/when it’s been read.  So they can choose to respond or not.  Safe and secret!

If you haven’t jumped on the texting band wagon, you will soon.  It’s often the only way to get your son or daughter to answer….

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