My daughter is 13. I have always struggled with the phone situation, I feel she is addicted to her phone. Any time I talk about phone limits she breaks down and cries. Previously, I used to do a few hours after school on school days to encourage her to do other things like study or socialise with the family and even help around the house and I'd allow her to have the phone freely on the weekend. At the start of this semester she complained about how lonely she gets without her phone and sometimes she feels like she needa to reach out to friends etc. So I allowed her to have her phone but I've noticed she does nothing but stay in bed on her phone all day and I'd have to nag her for help or to come and spend time with the family or clean her room. Some times she'd be really rude and stay stuff like, I don't want to spend time with you. I shouldn't be forced to spend time with you. Any ways recently, she left her phone unlocked and fell asleep, I saw a friend had shared a pornographic clip with her. I was shocked and angry, I didn't know how to approach the situation. Should I tell her the truth? Take the phone away all together ir out her back on a limiation. Should I check her phone weekly? so she knows I'm monitoring her? I really don't know what to do? Please advise me and her mood swings and negative comments are depressing me and I just can't cope
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