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A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens by Joani Geltman

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dealing with your teen's cellphone addiction

 

Here's the Problem

As a college instructor, I experience firsthand the consequences of cellphone addiction. In the old days before cellphones, I had my students’ attention, except for the ones whose eyes had rolled up into their heads and were napping in class during a morning after the night before. Class discussions were lively, and participation was high. In my classes now, I see students with their hands on their laps, scrolling and texting away, too busy to participate in class discussions or take adequate notes. At the beginning of each new semester, when I ask my college students, “What will ...

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