Raising teenagers is a whole new world for Kelly Ripa.
“We’re in outer space as parents! We are in uncharted territory,” she tells PEOPLE.
Back when she was growing up, “there was no social media, no distractions like they have now,” she explains. “We had one phone, it was in the kitchen, and if we wanted privacy, then we would have to stretch the phone cord as far as it could go down the basement stairs.”