I never thought of that, but that’s a good point. Still taking away the kids phone at 9pm and setting a time limit for YouTube though.
@Fairy Squad Mother, as well you should
@Fairy Squad Mother, it's good to do what you love to do, but oversaturation is always bad. Not an easy thing to convince your kids.
@Fairy Squad Mother, and them responding by getting upset or screaming about it isnt an addiction or anything... its an attitude problem that needs adjusting.
@Fairy Squad Mother, Well, you’ve set boundaries and expectations. Thats normal, they expect to lose devices at 9 so its fair. Just slapping something out my hand the way my mom used to is actually messed up no matter who or what it is.
@Miss Leading, yeah it gives her a 5 minute warning too
@Fairy Squad Mother, depends how old your kids are
@Fairy Squad Mother, setting a time limit is different then decodong they've been on it too long and being a dick about it
@Fairy Squad Mother, I recommend using reading as a punishment they’ll start enjoying it just to try and spite you when in reality it was a no-win situation for them
@Fairy Squad Mother, I wish I could set boundaries like that for myself. But it’s the quickest way I can attempt to unwind from life...
@eleven, how do you propose I use reading as a punishment? I’m very interested
@Fairy Squad Mother, it’s what my mother did whenever was appropriate like say after a minor sibling squabble as kids do she’d sit us in a room and the only thing we were allowed to do was read eventually we both grew to enjoy it it’s not an indefinitely useful punishment but it can inspire a love of literacy
@Fairy Squad Mother, that's different. They know to expect that.
@Fairy Squad Mother, that’s more than fair
My parents always just said "Can you do [task] after your round is done?" And I'd do whatever they needed after
@ Ump89, lucky bastard. Mine expect me to turn it off right then and there even if it’s online
And it blows my mind people expect cops to act a certain way when they aren't willing to act that way themselves.
@RogueKnight, but... but... oppression! And history! And statues!
@RogueKnight, I wrote a political response but I have edited it. Don’t care that it agreed with you and expanded to share my own take on the issue. It wasn’t funny so it’s being replaced by this.
@Canis Arktos, I did see your response before you edited. It was valid and I agree with you.
However, since you erase it, I will end my response with:
@Canis Arktos, what are you going to do? Go 20 years without talking to me?
I think there are more subtle ways to do this and giving a heads up
@megamanx181x, *slaps phone out of your hand*
@RogueKnight, now I’m angry
No it’s when you’ve told them 5 times to clean their damn room and they’re still sitting there. I’ve never seen someone do this without provocation. Think I won’t slap your book out your hand to in that situation? I’ll grab your sandwich and eat it in front of you.
Most adults never actually grew up but they have to act superior so they don’t feel insignificant AND half dead.
For me, I did EVERYTHING supervised as soon as I get home; Homework, chores, explaining my day and then tell them what I'd want to do. They would explain what my times were and remind me. Then I wasn't an only child anymore, and all that attention and care ended relatively abruptly, filled the void with video games and television, got disapproving remarks about it. It's a viscous cycle of misunderstandings leading to choices leading to assumptions leading to incorrect handling of situations, however hey we're only human can't expect prefect parenting, it happens.