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Is taking away electronics a good punishment?
Threatening to take away your teen’s phone may seem like a great way to get them to do something they’re avoiding. But it’s usually not a good choice as a punishment. Phones have become how they communicate, and that’s important for their development. When you take away their phone, your teen may get very angry.
How do you remove electronics from a child?
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- Keep a log of media use in your family.
- Set a limit on electronics use.
- Develop a coupon system for media use.
- Determine media free zones.
- Set a media free time each day.
- Determine a media-free day.
How do I get my teen off their devices?
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- Feel stressed when they don’t have their phone.
- Frequently check their phone while doing schoolwork, working on an assignment, or while driving.
- Check the phone even though they should be doing something more productive.
- Use their phone during mealtimes.
- No interest in other activities.
Does taking your child’s phone help?
A study reveals that the use of technology as a bargaining chip for behavior modification can actually impact the trust between you and your child. When their phone is taken away, they associate this as taking away a part of themselves rather than a punishment for bad behavior. To them it’s unjust.
Does your child only want to play video games?
No one needs to do it exactly like the next person but if your child only ever wants to play video games and has no interest or intent to do anything else, then it is a serious problem that needs to be corrected.
How do I get my child to stop using their phone?
Sit down with your child and lay out the rules and the consequences. For instance, if you don’t want them using their phones on the dinner table, then talk to them about it beforehand. If the consequence is having their phone taken away, chances are they won’t use it.
What do you do when your child takes away your privilege?
Explain why the specific actions they did are against your values. Clarify the consequence. Tell them specifically what privilege will be taken away and for how long (which requires that you know the child well enough to know which privilege means the most to them). Offer a Way to Make Amends.
Is it my fault if my child is obsessed with video games?
Again… he was obsessed, and he didn’t want to do anything else. No movies, sports, or trips to the ice cream shop. The thing we need to keep in mind is that none of this is their fault. It’s my fault. Video games and personal devices were built to be addicting. It’s my job to protect them from these things in their youth.