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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:45 AM

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kpete Aug 2012 OP
randome Aug 2012 #1
Egalitarian Thug Aug 2012 #2
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #3
riverbendviewgal Aug 2012 #4
riderinthestorm Aug 2012 #5
Flying Squirrel Aug 2012 #6
riderinthestorm Aug 2012 #9
hobbit709 Aug 2012 #7
riderinthestorm Aug 2012 #10
DCKit Aug 2012 #8
Duppers Aug 2012 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:51 AM

1. That is very intriguing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:01 AM

2. K&R. Thanks for starting the day with a good laugh! n/t

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:25 AM

3. Sounds like our house. My machines are hard-wired. I just shut off the wireless in the router.

 

It's REALLY effective! The kids don't know this, but I'm still using the default password for the router. I'm GOD! I HAVE ULTIMATE POWER! BWAAAAHAAAHAAAAHAAA!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:25 PM

4. That is so effective.

Good idea for all parents.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:40 PM

5. I guess I have the only devious kid - mine just goes to a friend's house

or at school. Sometimes she just heads to the neighbor's and sits within range of their hotspot.

I've taken her phone away before and she just uses a friend's phone or Ipod to do the internet thing. There's no punishment involved except for me since I then don't have a good way to get in touch with her. I'm the only one who "suffers".

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:46 AM

6. Hmmm

I finally just got rid of the internet altogether at my house, but I did let my daughter keep it on her phone. It`s not an i-phone tho so it`s somewhat limited. This makes it easier to avoid the kind of addiction that full internet creates. So I can empathize, taking the phone away doesn`t work too well as a punishment. Sending her to live with her mother halfway across the country for 5 months did wonders for her attitude though Other than that, there are other ways to motivate. If you ground her, she can`t very well go down the street or to a friend`s house. Positive reinforcement works wonders too. Money especially - stop buying non-essentials and make her earn money to buy them herself. Power of the purse, you have it - use it

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:50 AM

9. Grounding her doesn't work either. She just climbs out her 2nd story bedroom window

and leaves. We're rural so she hikes to the closest busy street and hitchhikes - I kid you not. The first person to pick her up....

She's my wild one for sure. She hasn't had any of her own money for more than 18 months now but that hasn't stopped her from "acquiring" stuff. She's had a history of prostituting herself to get drugs so I presume its something like that or she's stealing.

She's in counseling but 18 months hasn't made a big dent in changing her behavior... at least she's not doing drugs anymore so there's that. I'd send her away but she's only 15 years old - my wild ride has only just begun.

I discovered I just really need her to have a phone. It makes ME crazy to not have a way to reach her. She doesn't always answer me but its probably my best shot at keeping in touch if she takes off as a runaway (a great fear).

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:58 AM

7. Basic Tracfone.

Makes calls, receives calls-that's it. No internet, no videos, no music.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:54 AM

10. She just uses a friends phone and internet then.

Since everyone else is wired, it makes no difference anymore to "take" their phones away. They all share anyway in my experience. At least her phone now has GPS tracking which weirdly enough is a comfort for me.

Its a trade off and the best solution we could find. She's a difficult one....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:37 AM

8. What a hardass! Go Mom! nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:58 AM

11. I used to do this!

Ten years ago when my son was in h.s.

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