If you’re a parent of a preteen or a teenager, esp. if she’s a girl, then you are probably used to theatrics on some level. I swear to you, my 11-year old has a movie career just waiting for her to embrace.
It turns out, a friend and mom, of a preteen boy, found this app, called, “Teen Safe”. In essence, it turns their cell phone into a paper weight; for whatever hours you choose. I admit it, I should be better about app searching, because I LOVE this idea.
When my daughter and husband returned home last night, I told them about this wonderful app. Ok, I thought it was wonderful. The look of horror on my daughter’s face summed up how great this app truly is going to be. I suppose I took a bit too much pleasure in her thought of not being able to access her phone for a set number of hours. To be fair, she should be sleeping when the hours are in effect anyway.
After the look of shock, she sank to her knees, called me a demon and began to contemplate the impending “lock down” of her precious phone. Now if you recall, she currently attends a small, private, Christian school. Suddenly, she jumps up, runs out the door, but not before uttering, “May the power of Christ repel you!”
I almost busted out laughing. I’m a demon in need of an exorcism apparently. All for making sure she gets a good night’s sleep without cellular distraction. After the amusement wore off, I thought to myself, “well, at least I’m getting my money’s worth (for her school)”.
All in all, I was quite proud of myself.
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