What should you do when you read your teen's text messages and are shocked with what you find?

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Michelle - posted on 09/14/2011

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You have to be very careful the way you approach it. They won't be happy that you "snooped" but also as a parent we have to watch everything they do.
How open is your relationship and how old is the teen?
Maybe find a news article on how teens these days are sending inapropriate text messages and start up a discussion. Ask if any of his/her friends are sending those types of messages to each other or to him/her.
I wouldn't let on too early that you have seen them though, you want to gain their trust.
Good luck.

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