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5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Their Cell Phones


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Make a Phone Contract
You don't have to wear a suit to do it, but make time periodically to discuss the contract with your child and see how she's handling it.
You don't have to wear a suit to do it, but make time periodically to discuss the contract with your child and see how she's handling it.
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The best way to keep your kids informed about what you expect regarding cell phone usage is to put it in writing. A cell phone contract is a smart and effective way to discuss what is and is not appropriate regarding your kids' talk time. You can lay out the rules for when and for how long they can use their phones and who they can speak with. After you've gone over the rules, have your kids sign the contract and keep it in a highly visible place, like on the refrigerator door.


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