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Washington Teen Is America's Fastest Texter: is this really something to be proud of?



Asked by IhartU at 8:19 AM on Feb. 20, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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  • i don't know what's so great about that.

    Answer by tanper29 at 8:26 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • I think its all in fun, my son is a great texter, he can do it without looking and he has showed me and does perfect.

    Answer by jenn4443 at 8:26 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • It has become some sort of skill, but I don't see the big deal.

    Answer by older at 8:27 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Between the texting & video games, I'm surprised their thumbs dont look like Popeye's arms! -lol

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:37 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • At least something comes out of it. What about those cup speed stacking competitions? I mean, really, when are you every going to need to be able to stack cups in a pyramid in record time? But, here, they even do it in the public schools and call it PE.


    Answer by scout_mom at 8:52 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • my son does do alot of other things as well, he doesn't text all day. he is involved in alot of activities.

    Answer by jenn4443 at 8:41 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • did u know that the next generation of brain surgeons has better fine motor (small muscles in the hands) cordination from gaming and texting... so if they are picking something out of your brain or doing some intricate small work === yes that is a good 21st century skill... just like how many words per minute you could type meant something.

    Answer by AmaliaD at 12:11 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Yes, but does that mean he spends too much time texing when he should be doing something more constructive?

    Comment by IhartU (original poster) at 8:28 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • No, I don't think thats something to be proud of.

    Answer by pswiley at 2:50 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Cup stacking - hand eye coordination....brain stimulation because the patterns can be differed.
    Video games, same thing. And while being the fastest texter isn't something I'd be proud of with my children.....texting without looking is no different than typing without looking at your fingers.


    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:03 PM on Feb. 20, 2011