Ok, here is my question/problem. My daughter is 17, she works a part time job and does very good in school. She has a cell phone, which she pays for it with her own money. Ok, my question is, when she needs to be punished and we take her phone, is it fair that we take her phone that she pays for. I feel that I have every right to do this, not to be mean, but to get my point across that if you don't go by the rules you have to pay. Her cell phone is conected to her hands! She keeps it locked all the time, she thinks me and her daddy would read her messages, which is not true, but I did tell her that she is giving off bad signs that she is hiding something. I feel as a parent I have the right to do what ever it takes to keep my kids in line, even if it means taking something from them for a few days that they pay for. What do you all think?
I was thinking at first I wouldn't take it away from her . If the phone is interfering with her grades and quality of life then yea I would remove the source even if she is paying for the phone.
Answer by pnwmom at 3:17 AM on Dec. 29, 2008
Answer by vadasmom at 2:25 AM on Dec. 29, 2008
Answer by GrowingMama at 2:25 AM on Dec. 29, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 2:29 AM on Dec. 29, 2008
Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 2:35 AM on Dec. 29, 2008
Answer by jessradtke at 2:39 AM on Dec. 29, 2008
Answer by aritoyh at 2:41 AM on Dec. 29, 2008
Answer by bubblycute at 2:52 AM on Dec. 29, 2008
When you punish your child, you don't take away things they could care less about having. You take away things that mean something to them, that way when they act up again they will remember what happened before. As for my daughter, she is very verbable abbusive to her sisters and brother. Shows no respect for me and her daddy. Just because she's 17 dosen't mean shes grown "yet". So no, most of the time her phone has nothing to do with the reason shes being punished, but it is one thing she hates taken away for a day or so. When she is caught talking on her phone till all hours of the night, slacking on her grades and being to sleepy in school.... Yep! I take her phone until "I" think shes rested up and caught up on her grades at school. I don't feel I'm being a bad mom, I just feel like alot of parents give their kids to much freedom before they are grown. Thanks for your opinions!
Answer by TammyG. at 3:09 AM on Dec. 29, 2008
This is such a touchy subject, I guess it all comes down to this. Do you trust her? Not just that though, she's being responsible enough as a 17 year old to pay her bills I don't think you have the right to take her phone since she pays the bills. Privacy is her right especially since she's paying the bills. There are other ways to disipline your child without touching her phone.
Answer by BooBear666 at 3:41 AM on Dec. 29, 2008
Next question overall
(Just for Fun)
Ok this is kinda funny and a weird question my fiance wants your help