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Did you ever receive a disrespectful text from a younger family member and how d

  1. brakel2 profile image80
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    Did you ever receive a disrespectful text from a younger family member and how did you handle it?

    Texting is not  a face to face contact, and some people think they can say anything. It has gotten out of hand, and turns into bullying. How can we make it better?

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    If it was a member of my family, as in my child, they would lose texting privileges immediately. I don't think kids need smart phones anyway but that's may be just me.  If it was a young family member of someone close to me I would show them the text. It is important for family members to know it is NOT acceptable to be disrespectful.

    I think when we ignore inappropriate behavior, it is tantamount to approving it, and ignoring it doesn't give the person the opportunity to learn and change.

  3. point2make profile image81
    point2makeposted 5 years ago

    Disrespectful texting in our home would result in a lost of phone privileges for 30 days. It's amazing how that works and we have very little opportunity, these days, to impose that punishment. In the beginning we started with a 1 day penalty.....that was received as a "joke". It was upped to a 1 week penalty and that, surprisingly enough, was accepted as a "challenge". Then came 30 days.... trust me all you parents out there... 30 days is the perfect punishment and works like a charm. Get their attention and make them responsible for their actions otherwise your world will be ruled by a teenager with an attitude and that, my friends, is not a place you want to go or be.

 
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