This mom was aghast about what she had seen. Her daughter had been sending sexually explicit messages to a male peer. She was surprised that her daughter was even familiar with some of this language. I explained that when teens feel anonymous they do things that they ordinarily wouldn't do. They are also testing their sexuality. This mother calmed down, spoke to her daughter about the dangers of sexting, and was proud of how calmly she handled the situation.
How would you have reacted?