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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:00 am

Dear T2T: So my iPod touch was my first smart device. When I was 11 I would always be on it at night and play on it. My dad caught me and since then I had to leave it with him. Now with my phone I caught on it AGAIN! So now I have to leave it with him. I feel like a total dag cause all my friends at school have it with them at night and OCCASIONALLY check their Instagram or texts. And know i know I wouldn’t let myself go on it at night. How can I prove that to my dad? It would mean a lot if u could help — Need his trust

Response No. 1:

I completely understand what you are going through. I am the exact same way with my phone, I constantly have to check my Instagram or texts. It’s like an addiction, and my parents are always breathing down my neck about it. I know your thinking to yourself, “they just don’t understand “ and trust me they never will. But you have to understand why they don’t support you being on your phone so late. Being on your phone is like a time warp, it will like you have only been on it for five minutes but really it’s been five hours. Being up five hours after your bed time can effect you being able to learn at school and so much more. But here is what you can try and do to earn his trust back, get all your homework done before 7 o’clock have him proof read or check whatever his heart desires then be in bed my 9 - 9:30. He will start to notice after a little, but he still won’t completely be able to trust you just yet. Try to have your morning routine to be done before he comes out his room, and as he makes his way down the stairs, be seating down and say I am ready to go dad. I know it sounds cheesy, but it just might work. He then will realize that you can be a responsible young adult and give you or consider giving you your phone back. If he does give you your phone, you must continue on with this routine because if you don’t you will just end up phone less again. Do your work, be responsible, and try to be on your phone less. Good luck with everything and I hope you get your phone back.

Response No. 2:

Well first you need to gain his trust. Prove to him that you can go without having your iPod or a phone. You don’t have to feel like you have to do everything everyone else does, and always having your phone. There is a limitation everything, it’s okay to check it but don’t go on it every night once you get your phone back.

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