Put your cell phone down!!!!

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I've found my phone increasingly important in helping me figure my Epilepsy out. Because sometimes I can't talk. But I can send emojis to people. 😅
 

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I've had to start taking my son's phone from him in the morning otherwise he tries to mess with it when he's supposed to be his online classes. Part of the problem, I feel, is that he's never had the actual high school experience. He had to start his freshman year remotely, so he doesn't understand how much more work/pressure it actually takes. His older brother is trying to explain it to him.
 

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I've had to start taking my son's phone from him in the morning otherwise he tries to mess with it when he's supposed to be his online classes. Part of the problem, I feel, is that he's never had the actual high school experience. He had to start his freshman year remotely, so he doesn't understand how much more work/pressure it actually takes. His older brother is trying to explain it to him.
I think his older brother might be his best bet. He might not want to take it from you, the grown up, because you will inherently be more insistent. You know it's because you've been through it and maybe know the consequences but in his eyes you may just be an annoying nuisance. That's how I felt about my girlfriend's parents nagging at me (I didn't have my own parents.) His brother is much closer to his age, understands a lot of what's going on now too, just like him. He might be more eager to take it from his brother than you, because the gap is smaller.
 

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I know I posted this a good while back but I just need to vent about this again.

You'd think that my brother and sister-in-law, who are both in their 40's, could put their phones down for the two hours that one side of our family was together for Christmas? NO! Everyone is sitting around talking. My brother and sister-in-law were too but both of them had their faces in their phones! We have a large sit down and eat lunch and I think they were on their phones while we were eating too!

In the evening the other side of my family, which we don't see that often, got together. We didn't have a sit down and eat dinner there, just eating finger foods and talking. Of course there are my brother and sister-in-law messing around on their phones. Later in the evening we were playing some sort of card game that you had to do what was on the card. Some of the things on the cards were you that had to answer questions about people, first one to answer the question right got a point. My brother did play, and got points, but he had his face in his phone almost the whole time. I have no clue how he did it?

I don't know what they are doing on there and what is so important that you have to be constantly on your phone????

It was Christmas! Let people see your face! Why couldn't put the stupid thing down!
 

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I understand how you feel. Here we go out to dinner and all you see is many people on their cell phones texting and kids playing
games. This is one reason why I retired from working in public school, a lot of the students and staff didn't communicate with each
other in the classroom instead they would text each other wasting time. Some of the teachers would just sit at their desks texting
family friends and others instead of teaching and now the level of education has gone down hill. In my area the school I retired from
seniors are graduating at a 10th grade level. I sure wish we could turn back the clock to when people sat down and visited each other
face to face, those were the good old days.
Wishing you only the best and May God Bless You,

Sue
 

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I sarcastically told my mother, “No phone’s at the Table “ when she happened to look at it. The kids are constantly looking at their phone.
 

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My son is ADDICTED to his phone!! I think his father is partly to blame for a lot of the issues I have w/him--he spoiled him. When my son was younger, my husband literally wouldn't let me say no to him. He also wouldn't let me actually give him chores to do. Now, when I need him to do something, like put his own clothes away, he says "Stand there & make him".

This kid doesn't even do the chores that I did when I was 5 or 6 years old--and he's 16!!!
 

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My parents are pretty bad with their phones too. My mom being the worst. I've given up on trying to hold a conversation with her a good many times because she's always on her phone or tablet. My parents rarely turn the volume down on their phone too when they are on websites. So out of no where a loud song, bang, person talking and so many other things just pop up.

I do get on Facebook sometimes. It's usually just to see what people I know have been up to and to find out what's going on in the area. I could care less "What a fat dog says when he's hungry" or whatever the post might be called. My mom loves to share things like that.

My son is ADDICTED to his phone!! I think his father is partly to blame for a lot of the issues I have w/him--he spoiled him. When my son was younger, my husband literally wouldn't let me say no to him. He also wouldn't let me actually give him chores to do. Now, when I need him to do something, like put his own clothes away, he says "Stand there & make him".

This kid doesn't even do the chores that I did when I was 5 or 6 years old--and he's 16!!!
My parents know that my brother being on his phone all the time with he is with us seriously bothers me, they even complain about it too, but they won't say anything to him. I could start a whole new thread dealing with things like this that involve my brother!
 
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