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  • This article was very helpful. I wish I would have read this months ago. Back in my day, there were no cellphones and gaming like today. Kids have so many ways to keep communication open and taking away one thing doesn’t stop them. It is a whole new world out there and parents can not parent like they were. Open communication and talking about the stuff we swear “our kids aren’t doing” is so necessary because they are exploring. I commented on another post about appropriate consequences for sexting. What is effective? Don’t do it and taking away a phone just isn’t enough. I feel like open communication helps, but the teenager wants what they want, and once they have experienced it they will want more.

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