Technology Tuesday: Is Your Teen Sexting?

Unfortunately, many girls I talk to in my counseling office have sent or received inappropriate texts.  And the numbers are rising, for both boys and girls.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/18/living/teens-sexting-what-parents-can-do/

We cannot say enough how important it is to be educated and current with the technology that permeates kids lives—from very young ages.  We’ll do our best to educate you every Tuesday on our blog.  Our books, Modern Parents, Vintage Values and Intentional Parenting also give some tips on parenting in a technological age.  They need us to stay one step ahead of them.  They need us to be vigilant and to love and lead them through what it looks like to have appropriate and healthy relationships in real and virtual time. 

Some great resources on teens and real relationships we love are:

Secret Keeper by Dannah Gresh

Every Young Woman’s Battle by Shannon Ethridge

Mirrors and Maps (for 11-14 year-olds) and Growing Up Without Getting Lost (for 15-19 year-olds) by Melissa and Sissy Goff

Flight Plan by Braxton Brady and Lee Burns

Every Young Man’s Battle by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker

How to Hit a Curveball, Grill the Perfect Steak, and Become a Real Man by David Thomas & Stephen James