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Phone addiction

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:04 PM
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MAN I am angry. My daughter (14) invited a friend to sleep over and the girl refused to put her phone away. We told her that house rules are that we put them downstairs to charge and that no one (kids) gets them this late at night. The girl refused and when we pushed the issue, rather than give up her phone, she went home.

What a little entitled brat and terrible friend.

(Her mom has our phone number and we made it clear that if there is an emergency she could contact us.)

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:05 PM
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For a sleepover on a Saturday, I'd make an exception. That's just me.
Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:06 PM
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Your house......your rules

Don't invite her back again

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:08 PM
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You're crazy as hell. I'd be pissed if someone took my child's phone. You need help, control freak.
dipndots
by on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:11 PM
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I wouldn't want my dd looking at porn all night either.
andreamarie
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:13 PM
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I am torn on this one.
While I am usually steadfast being the house rules I am against all phones in one place at night.
Do you have land line phones in your house ?
In the bedrooms ?
Emergency's do happen, and you can't always run around looking for a phone.
I expect to be able to reach my child at any time and I expect them to be able to call me.
I and hubs keep our phones by our bed and oldest do has hers in her room.
Which she has used to call an ambulance for her sister more than once.
Have you ever heard of a home invasion. They happen. I have lived through one.
5 Jan 2003
If you don't want them playing a flip phone in the bedroom would serve the same purpose.
andreamarie
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:16 PM
No one mentioned porn.

Quoting dipndots: I wouldn't want my dd looking at porn all night either.
MissAndree
by Nosuchthing on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:17 PM
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I understand your house your rules, but this is so over the line controlling.
dipndots
by on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:18 PM
So. It could happen. She has a reason for her rules and if you don't think that has crossed her mind you're wrong.

Am I right OP?

Quoting andreamarie: No one mentioned porn.

Quoting dipndots: I wouldn't want my dd looking at porn all night either.
faire_jour
by Ruby Member on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:20 PM

There is no reason a child needs her phone in her bed at night. We asked her to put it away to charge for the night.

Quoting Anonymous 2: You're crazy as hell. I'd be pissed if someone took my child's phone. You need help, control freak.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 17, 2017 at 11:20 PM
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So you grew up with a landline in every single room?

Quoting andreamarie: I am torn on this one.
While I am usually steadfast being the house rules I am against all phones in one place at night.
Do you have land line phones in your house ?
In the bedrooms ?
Emergency's do happen, and you can't always run around looking for a phone.
I expect to be able to reach my child at any time and I expect them to be able to call me.
I and duh keep our phones by our bed and oldest do has hers in her room.
Which she has used to call an ambulance for her sister more than once.
Have you ever heard of a home invasion. They happen. I have lived through one.
5 Jan 2003
If you don't want them playing a flip phone in the bedroom would serve the same purpose.
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