Has your teen ever had trouble disconnecting from his cell phone? My son has this problem quite frequently. He is constantly doing something on his phone, Snapchat, texting, playing a game, it’s never ending.
One Sunday I arrived at church before my teen son, as I slid onto a pew, I heard the soft buzz of my phone inside my purse. It was my son asking, “What time does church start?” I quickly responded then silenced my phone to avoid further interruption.
A short while later my son arrived at church and plopped down on the corner pew right next to me. Two seconds later he had his phone in his hand, playing a game. I nudged him with my elbow and he stopped playing…momentarily.
My son would put his phone down for short periods of time, then pick it up again. I finally turned away from me, pulled my phone from my purse and typed a text message to my son, “Put your phone away.”
After a few seconds the message I sent must have showed up, my son lifted his head, looked at me and said, “Wow.” He got the message. I didn’t have any trouble the rest of the service.
What has been your experience with teens and cell phones?