I try not to participate in the propagation of e-phemera: forwarding pithy memes, lots of exclamation points and hyperbole, declarations of life-altering humor, etc., but this I think is worth breaking / bending my rule.

It’s circulating, so you might have seen it already, but I thought this was very well done. It’s a contract that a mom gave her son along with his new iPhone. I like it, at the risk of waxing sentimental, because it does what I strive to do in my teaching / dealing with kids: combine the common sensical, the proscriptive, and the big picture caring.

Here’s the link. Check it out.