Do You Know Where Your Teen Is?

Apps can tell you where your teen is located, but they can’t tell you what your teen is doing or whom your teen is with. In fact, that app may be taking you farther away from your actual goal: To have a self-sufficient teen who makes smart decisions and confides in you when they need guidance. So try this: take the tracking app off their phone and replace it with an open line of communication instead. Have them earn and keep your trust by sharing their world so you can help them navigate it.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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