My consistent message when I speak with parents of teens is “keep on parenting.” Too often, parents of teens think that they can stop parenting, simply because their kids are internet-savvy, know so much about the world and care deeply about causes.
My message: don’t stop parenting!
At least once a week, research crosses my desk that underlines the important role parents continue to play in the lives of their teens. Today, the data revealed almost 60% of teens say parents have the most influence on their online behavior.
That’s not surprising, and this simply reflects only a single sphere of influence. So don’t stop parenting!