cell phone edicit

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Registered: 09-14-2007
cell phone edicit
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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 4:05pm

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Sun, 04-15-2012 - 7:49pm
My DH will purposefully call my ODD on Saturday mornings to see if she wants breakfast when he is out with the little girls, and if she doesn't answer the phone, he will purposely go to IHOP for breakfast and then tell her of she had answered the phone, she would have gotten some. iHOP is her favorite place for breakfast. But in all honestly, I taking it away really is the best punishment, does she use it at all, or is it that she picks and chosen who to answer the phone from? We have a rule ODD is required to answer our calls, and we start taking other privileges away of she doesn't. We have it easier because we can take away the car privileges if she is out and foesn't answer the phone. I would sit down and have a talk with her about how important it is that she answers your phone calls specifically and then come up with a graduated list of punishments.
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Registered: 12-16-2003
Mon, 04-16-2012 - 10:33pm
My son was grounded for spring break for not answering the phone. He was not happy, but thas is OK.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 09-14-2007
Tue, 04-17-2012 - 2:47pm

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Registered: 12-06-1999
Tue, 04-17-2012 - 10:28pm

I know the time of day or activity that my kids can't respond to a call.

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Registered: 12-22-2007
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 6:31am

I'm seeing two different things here and would react differently.

I'll do the friend one first because it's easy.

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Registered: 12-22-2007
Mon, 04-23-2012 - 6:49am

>>As far as the friend that she doesn't aswer her phone to, I told her that ignoring a friend is a form of bullying. They have been friends since Kinder and I can see that they have different interests, classes, and friends now, but they live just live a street apart and it's only natural that she's looking for someone to play with. I told her that I'm not going to push you to play with her but if she is your friend, you need to be kind enough to answer the phone and let her know that you are busy and can't play right now. <<

Ah, I just read on and found this comment.

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Registered: 05-28-2005
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 10:14pm
I would talk to her about the friend if she is answering other calls. My 12year old does not always check his phone when he has lots of homework or activities. He does always answer my calls or texts if he has his phone. I don't mind his not answering friends as long as he doesn't pick or choose, which he doesn't. I really don't want him spending hours on the phone or getting involved in the texting dramas. When it was new he did more texting. I see that most of his really good friends do not text a lot as they are all involved in activities and busy with homework this year. But I would have an issue with him not answering my calls.