Text messaging is now the No. 1 way teens communicate with friends. One in three teens sends more than 100 texts a day, according to a recent survey from The Pew Internet & American Life Project. That’s more than 3,000 a month!

As NCRegister.com blogger Danielle Bean pointed out recently, “What do you do 100 times a day? Breathe? Smile? Speak? Pray? I’m not sure. But as a parent, I do worry about the phenomenon of texting and its prominent place in teen culture. … Anything a teen does 100 times a day is going to form a habit, for good or for bad. I hope that parents will pay attention to the powerful influence of texting in their teens’ lives. Your kids are saying something. r u listning?”