Parents never come to the door to pick up their kids from our house—they just text.
Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 1:47 PM
Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should parents always come to the door and introduce themselves or chat when picking up their kids from a playmate’s house? A father laments that texts have taken the place of face-to-face parental interaction in his neighborhood.
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