Ancient Greece. Most if not all were used by Aristotle.
Texting is the best. I hate talking on the phone, always have, but I love text messages. Why? Because they're quick, private and just fun.
How is texting any worse than reading comics or talking on the land line phone, something previous generations of teens did and their parents hated?
Just go out anyway. You're going to be 18 soon. Your mom really has no more control of you. Flaunt your independence and torment those who would seek power over you.
It's because the schools are afraid of hurt feelings and hurt bodies. Parents sue for both these days.
Yes absolutely they do! If you have a puppy, you need to start going out of the room gradually for a few minutes at a time, then longer and longer before you go out all day. That way he will get used to your being gone. Otherwise, you may come home to a disaster area!