I'm not saying you can't occasionally say " hey can I see your phone for mandatory checks every now or then". You should also make sure you don't have " read receipts " enabled on your phone, which will show the other person exactly when you viewed his or her text. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teens were the largest age group reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes in
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Maybe that's what you should do. Try to keep things balanced between you--you shouldn't always be the one starting the conversation, but neither should your crush. However, when you know your child, and you trust them, I think that it is important to give them that space.