SMS texting is the most cost-effective and convenient technology to use in strengthening ties with parents, the author argues


textingA written note home can get lost, “eaten by the dog,” or sit on the kitchen counter to be used as a coaster for weeks on end. eMails get sent to spam, accidentally deleted, or aren’t read in a timely manner. And, honestly, how often do people pick up the phone anymore?

Students touch their cell phones 43 times a day and send about 60 texts, showing that mobile technology is the best way...

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