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How do you parents handle teens and their cellphone/texting behavior?
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by Big Meanie, Valley Trails,
on Mar 3, 2009
Just curious what rules any of you have on your teens' cellphone use. My daughters (13 and 16) are convinced I am the world's meanest dad because I make them put their cellphones on the kitchen counter while doing homework, and cut off their cellphone use at bedtime (back on the counter). This last rule really gets them all huffy. <br><br>
I think these 2 rules are pretty straightforward and fair. It obviously takes them way longer to finish their homework if they're texting at the same time (they wouldn't be doing it in school) and on a school night, access to ALL media (internet/TV/phone) ends at bedtime.<br><br>
Other than that, they're pretty much free to use them as they wish. Plus, I'm paying for them. What do you all think?<br>