March 20, 2009
by Carol Politi
The SunSentinal had a great article recently called “Texting your teens to the family dinner table“. The article discusses more than text – it really addresses how to get kids engaged in the dinner time routine. I love the idea of getting kids involved with making dinner, and suggesting that they invite a friend over for dinner and study hour is also worth trying. They had some good ideas on how to integrate text communications in a way that could make dinner time involvement fun.
Some of these ideas might challenge parents that are not experienced texters. kajeet has a tool that can make it easy to text your kid’s kajeet phone. To text your kid from your computer, just login to MyKajeet and select “send a text message” from the dashboard (under “Phone” in your kid’s section of the dashboard).
I also recently found a a site called WuduPls that makes it easy to setup text reminders for your whole family. The site allows you to set up a list of numbers that you might want to text on a frequent basis – and allows you to write texts and schedule them for a later time.
Try texting your teen to dinner and let us know how it works out!