OMG! Parents Use Txting To Chat With Kids
from the what-a-concept! dept
Remember all those stories about parents freaking out that their kids were using SMS text messaging to communicate and how it was going to ruin their grammar? Then people started realizing that it actually doesn’t do much harm as most kids can tell what’s appropriate to use at what time, and could even improve writing skills, because it gets them more focused on the written language. So, now it seems that some parents have learned to embrace texting so much that they’ve found it’s a great way to stay in touch with their kids, and to communicate with them even when they’re sullen teenagers who don’t like to talk to their parents at the dinner table. Many of the parents say their kids taught them how to text message in the first place (which isn’t particularly surprising). Like instant messaging before it, it seems like this is just a better way for parents to use the communications tools that kids prefer, rather than trying to force them to use “old people’s technology” like email.