(Written by Scott Collen and Edited by Elle Yi) We all know technology is affecting the way children communicate with each other (and us parents). Back in the day, we would write little notes, then graduated to phone calls. Soon after that text messaging became the favourite form of communication and now there are Facebook, Twitter, Kik, WhatsApp and Reddit.
Could this shift of pace in how children communicate be changing the pace at which they build relationships? And are we as parents keeping up? An article in the NY Times laments how millennials have got a “hook-up” culture and have forgotten (or maybe never knew) how to date or court. [Read more...]