New parenting trend: texting kids from inside the house
"Some parents, spouses, teenagers ... are finding that texting [each other inside the same house] can sometimes actually make a household run more smoothly," according to a Boston Globe front-pager by Beth Teitell:
"Tired and hungry after a day of high school and sports, Isaiah Ramsey likes to collapse on his bed, grab his phone, and place a mobile dinner order. To his mom. In the next room."
"Digital natives who are accustomed to summoning everything from their phones — restaurant meals, consumer goods, Uber — are lounging in their rooms and tapping out requests for service from their parents. 'Can you bring my charger?'"
"Parents who were initially horrified at the seemingly impersonal communication mode have not only made their peace with it — they're deploying it themselves. 'It's the only reliable way to reach them when they're upstairs,' said Remi Dansinger, a mother of three."