Teens in America send an average 167 text per day (up from 50-60 in 2009), making it the most common form of communication with others outside of school! Researchers found many of these texters demonstrate the same compulsive behaviors seen in gamblers, including the inability to cut back, sleep loss, and lying to cover up their habit. This small study showed a tendency to inferior academic performance among compulsive texters.
LifeTip: Remind your teens that time spent texting is time not studying or doing homework. For help overcoming this and other forms of addictions, watch “Overcome Addictions Naturally” by Dr. David DeRose.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com