Parenting: Electronic Manners Part 2

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Electronic manners

We now have all these gadgets that keep us moving along. E-mail, texting, Facebook, etc, etc.

It’s all about being in contact 24/7. But sometimes when we get an email or text we get confused and frustrated. We don’t understand why the text was sent or what the senders are even trying to say.

Miscommunication happens all the time. Have you ever sent a text and out it went and oops, “I didn’t mean that”?  But it’s gone out to the world. So much of our intent is lost with our gadget messaging.

So here are some ideas for manners on our devices. These are great ideas that you should take to heart before during and after you text, email, pin or whatever you do on your devices.


Try not to respond in anger.


2. If you are mad or angered don’t blow up on-line. Online is not the best way to respond when feelings are involved.

The best thing you can do if there is a relationship problem is to get some face to face time. Why? Because you can really see what a person is trying to say in person. There is no guessing or interpreting involved.

The next best thing is to talk on the phone. But face to face is the best way to deal with emotional stuff, really.

Adapted from Tracey Bianchi, Christ Church of Oak Brooks, Ill.


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