We Need To Talk About "Sexting"

Dylan Spradlin

But I wish we didn’t have to.

Sexting, or sex texting, is an uncomfortable topic for any parent, and if you’ve found explicit texts or photos on your teen’s phone you already know this. Finding the balance between delivering consequences in a healthy way and not losing your temper can be extremely difficult. You can see all the possible outcomes of one explicit photo flash before your eyes, at the same time you may be overwhelmed with disbelief and incredulity that your sweet child was participating in something like this.

I think the more you know as a parent the more ability you will have to avoid a total freak out on your teen, state the consequences clearly and firmly, and find a time to sit down and explain why it’s a really bad idea to participate in sexual texts and photos. And hopefully, you have this talk before your teenager…

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