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Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

Communication has changed. Gone are the days of smoke signals and morse code. Today it’s all about text. Lately it’s been very challenging talking to my kids via SMS language (textspeak or texting language).

Here’s an example of the challenge talking in text with the Belly, my youngest girl.

  • Belly: ?4U
  • Dad: What does that mean “?4U”
  • Belly I have to ask u a question = ?4U
  • Dad: Why did not just say that… what is it.
  • Belly: UR 2M2H Dad LOL
  • Dad: What does that mean?
  • Belly: 143
  • Dad: I don’t understand – just call me!!!! :@

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Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2019). Out Of The Mouths Of Babes. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 5, 2020, from


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