“A psychologist reminded me that at 10 years old, my daughter’s young and still figuring out the interpersonal intricacies and that extend to communication and texting. Then she said to me, “You need to know what’s going on because kids can be brutal at that age and it’s your job to protect your child. Right now, that trumps privacy.”

My latest for PopSugar Family on why I read my daughter’s texts.