May 09 by Mark Gregston.

Communication Technology

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Remember the old Star Trek TV shows? Back then … the gadgets they used seemed so futuristic and far-fetched. But today, we’re using technology that would even blow Scotty’s mind!

Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.

Facebook Messenger, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facetime … teenagers have more ways to communicate than ever before. But they’re finding it increasingly difficult to connect in their relationships.

That’s because all this new communication stuff gets in the way, and kids aren’t developing the old- fashioned tools we learned for having real conversations. We’ve all seen it happen … a group of teens sitting in the same room texting each other … rather than talking!

Has technology become your teen’s only mode of communication? Help them put down the mobile device … and practice some good ol’ real- life social interaction.

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