Is texting helping or hurting your child’s happiness with friendships?

Monday, November 11th, 2013
The cyber attacks happen often because communications behind a screen make it easy to be mean, and to lose inhibitions and without self-restraint there is little opportunity for people to smooth over misunderstandings that lead to hurt feelings. I believe that over reliance on texting as the channel for communication encourages a surrender of personal power that can leave our children with many unhappy friendships marred by scars of offenses created when attempting to resolve conflict from behind a screen rather than face to face.

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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna (jullien@surewest.net) and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.

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