Monday, April 12, 2010

More Thoughts on Teenagers

My next question for you is: What do you think about privacy for your teenager?

I know those of you with small children probably have not had this issue arise, but I will encourage you to think about this and talk with your spouse long before the need arises. With all things teenage, you need to be ready before they are.

I was talking with my sister the other day and she gave me her opinion on teenage dating and then told me she has some years before she really needs to think about. I then related to her the fact that our 5 and 7 year olds all ready pretend to be married. Girls just think about these things a whole lot sooner than boys.

Okay, back to privacy, does your teenager need privacy or how much privacy do they need? Are emails, text messages, diaries, and the like sacred? Or should you be aware of what is in your teenagers mind and what is being relayed to their friends?

Let me know what you think.

And some exciting family news, no, Ange and Brittney, I am not pregnant. Actually Luken is taking some steps and will be walking soon. That is exciting. He can really get around quick crawling, but it is always fun to see them get more adventurous and daring. It will change our lives, but most new things do.


  1. This a tricky one. Because as much as kids need privacy, too much privacy is definitely a bad thing. I don't think I should read my child's diary...but I don't know that I wouldn't. I would be tempted to find out exactly what they are thinking. So I guess if I did I definitely shouldn't let them know!
    I plan on not allowing facebook or myspace, they can have e-mail but will only have a short amount each day to check it and it's going to be in a public area (like how the computer's in the kitchen right now). It helps that I need my computer a lot for business anyway so they won't be allowed to just dink around on it because I will need to use it frequently.
    I don't plan on allowing them a cell phone- my plan is to get a family phone that will stay at home with us unless one of the kids goes out- then they can take it with them to call us or if they have an emergency. I had a phone in my room as a teenager, and it was a bad idea. Now I know why my parents didn't originally want me to have my own phone.
    I definitely think it's important that I know who they are talking to and how frequently.

  2. This is a great way for mom's to share their thoughts! We all need each other!