Sunday, April 22, 2012

When parents text: so much said..so little understood


When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood by Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli is a great collection of hilarious texts between parents and kids. I found myself laughing out loud and then looking around to make sure no one saw me! This book is basically a bundle of the best things said or rather not quite said by parents to their kids. Since we are in the world of texting as apposed to calling these days the texts that were exchanged were both a mixture of random and crazy.

 This would be a great book for anyone with a cell phone who has had that "what in the world" expression after receiving a text from a parent, or friend even. This takes auto-corrects to a whole new level and really does make us wonder even more "what are our parents thinking." After reading this book and simply wanting more I found a website called whenparentstext.com which is great too.

Personally I would recommend this book to anyone who is familiar with the crazy world of texting and simply a good laugh. I think it will definitely make some young adults be reminded of just how easily they can relate to this YAL favorite.  



6 comments:

Susan said...

whenparentstext.com is a GREAT website. My mom always calls texting email and she tries to make up her own abbreviations and stuff so I never know what she's trying to say. It's hilarious.

ashallard said...

I know! I loved the book and the web site. My mom is more on the side of the "what in the world is she trying to say comments" rather than it seems your mom is a bit more savvy. It's great when parents text..especially when they think they are being so cool doing so!

Sarah Rau said...

I agree with the above comments -- this book looks great! I also can relate...my mom writes each text as if it were a letter....signing each one "Love, Mom". A little formal HA...

Marisela said...

I will check this out! I love texting, and I feel students will be interested and related to this. Yet, how much does it made them think? Will it teach students something other than texting?

Freddy in the Chi said...

I would go against this book for one reason alone; if text conversations are supported so much, people will lose interest in REAL conversations. Not knowing how to speak to another person face to face will hurt everybody in the long run. And for any of you who've done student teaching and viewed the "written work" students are turning in - spelling words the way people do in text messages - it's obvious this is making students, in not such a nice way, stupid.

"i h8 da way dis mke tings seem, bt i wnt do it."

Jasmine Fells said...

Sounds like a book I should have my dad read. I do think that kids and parents should actually talk more instead of texts due to the fact that kids these days talk differently in text and sometimes a parent could take things the wrong way. To avoid any issues, calling one another would be so much better. I would read this book just to see and get my opinion about it.