Posted on June 26, 2023

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New UNCG research shows that college students generally don't find their parents' text messages intrusive.

Most of us probably know how to turn on our cell phone’s airplane mode. But do parents who constantly text their young adult children need to get their phones out of “helicopter mode”?

In recent years, concerns about overparenting — or “helicopter parenting,” as it’s sometimes called – have been rising. And some have wondered if the rise of easy, instant communication provided by text messaging and other modern technology plays a role.

UNC Greensboro psychology graduate student Morgan Brown and her advisor, Dr. Michaeline Jensen, have been digging into that question in recent years.

They said their most recent findings, published in April’s edition of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, should reassure parents who text their college-age children

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