Is there ever suppose to a time limit or a proper place to use a cell phone. As long as school grades are


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/20/2013




Time limits, place limits, etc are all at the discretion of the parent.

Exceptions: Cell phones should NOT be taken out at school, unless an absolute emergency. They should be on silent or vibrate during a public event (concert/movie, etc) and the person should leave the area to take the call if necessary to take it at that time. Dinner (whether at home or out), IMO, is a definite no go. I confiscate cell phones during family events to keep the teens from being rude. (not my kids, but my nieces and nephews. My kids already know better)

Teach her some etiquette about it. Nothing is more annoying than people who use the phone while trying to check out at the grocery, or are in a meeting with teachers or advisors and stop to text or answer their phone...For crying out loud, we lived without being instantly connected for centuries, and people need to learn that they won't DIE if they can't use the phone.

Tere - posted on 09/20/2013




Thank you, I will continue to allow my granddaughter to have a cell phone for
safety issues. My granddaughter is almost 17 and good student. However even that
said, your imput was very helpful.High school is a time for learning responsability. If
we can not pull togeather on a cell phone, a car will be even harder. So we will keep
trying and taking advice. We are raising our granddaughter who just came to our
home 2 years ago. We raised 5 kids over 40 years ago, much has changed.

Jodi - posted on 09/19/2013




I agree with your husband. Using the phone at the dinner table is just plain rude and also makes a mockery of what should be a family dinner providing time for everyone to catch up on their day. Using the phone late at night is stimulating the mind, when really, a growing person should be getting some sleep. We also ban the phone on family outings. Just for the record, my son is 16. My daughter is 8 and does not have one (and will not in the foreseeable future).

Tere - posted on 09/19/2013




I did not finish. I go buy school grades and chores done. But my husband says
no at dinner table, not in bathroom(go figure) and not late at night. Who is right or
is there a right or wrong way

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