Kids May Be Away at College, but More Parents Are Keeping Them Close Through Chat

Is he calling? Oh, it's Mom. Again. Credit: Getty Images
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The instant messages of a five-year-old

Last week, Jared was home sick one day from school. It was nothing serious; basically, he'd had a fever the night before. He hadn't wanted lunch after swim class, but to lie down instead. We took him home and he just lazed about and slept all afterno...

Teens don't email

I consider myself pretty computer savvy. I blog, I flickr, I have a delicious page. I actually prefer email correspondance to the phone a lot of the time, because then I have a tangible record of communication and an easier way to follow up with it. ...


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