Summer Phone Use

I am on a constant quest to improve my parenting skills and find ways to make my kids lies more meaningful. Like many parents I have been concerned about the amount of time my teen agers spend on their phones. This summer Temima did not go back to sleepaway camp and I was in more aware of her iPhone usage than usual since she was not in camp where for a whole month she would be phone free. This fact that kids are electronics free for 28 whole days is one of my favorite things about sleep away camp.

A few weeks ago when Denni, Temima and I went to the orthodontist I decided that we would all leave our phones at home and it was amazing. I will tell you that the girls were louder and a bit more unruly then they would have been had we had our iphones/ipods with us. There were a few rubber glove used while we were waiting in the examination room and a few rides up and down in the chair but there was lots of laughter and we were all paying attention to each other.

The next week Temima, one of Temima's friends, Denni and I went out to lunch and again I told everyone that we were leaving the phones at home. A greta time was had by all. Laughter abounded.


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