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how do i get my son to stop playing with phones, i put them out of his reach and he still manages to get them.

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Asked by natasha86 at 1:34 PM on Aug. 22, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Give him an old phone/cell phone- he obviously prefers those to the toy phones. He's just practicing for his teen years! :)

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 1:37 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • They must not be out of his reach if he gets them anyway. How old is he?

    Answer by tootoobusy at 1:39 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Good question. My son has the same probably with our camera, and I've hid so well no I can't find it! Try letting him pick out his own toy cell phone. My recommendation is the cheap character ones at Wal-Mart or Target. You can usually find them in the impulse items at the check out. Tell him now that he has his own, mommy's are off limits, unless you help him use it.

    Answer by chjack123 at 1:41 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • he climbs up my dresser to get them. he is four

    Comment by natasha86 (original poster) at 1:46 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Get him his own toy cell phone. Put yours up where he cannot absolutely cannot reach it. Children that age love to climb. The dresser is not really out of his reach.

    Answer by victoriamom2007 at 9:05 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • yeah get him a toy phn and punish him when he gets the real ones

    Answer by mekarevell at 11:18 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • We let ours play with the old phones and that keeps our current phones safe. Also, he listens, for the most part, when I tell him NO.

    Answer by Pnukey at 1:22 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

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