hi @mommyof3 Raising teens is very tough. Teens today have a very different view on certain things than we do. A phone to them is very different from what it is to us. The phones are their connection to friends and a whole digital life. In a strange coincidence, my partner asked to see my phone last week. I said no. Pretty sure it would have ended very ugly if she tried to snatch it out of my hand and go through it! It sounds like a authoritative approach is escalating the issues with your son. It is possible he is pushing back to try and assert his Independence. While I agree parents need to guide teens in to adulthood my experience you can not dictate rule to them. Would you be open to a more collaborate approach to setting limits for your son?
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