My oldest got in a bit of trouble about three weeks ago. What she did isn’t important, the punishment in this situation is.
If you want to see an amazing change in your child, their attitude, attention span, grades, the way they act as a human being, take away their cell phone.
This isn’t her acting better because she wants it back, there has been no time set as to when she gets the privilege again. No, this is detox. That’s the only way I can explain it. It’s like an alcoholic drying out or someone coming off drugs. We have deprogrammed our child from a cult of screen worshipping zombies.
Now I need to find a way to keep her level when we eventually do give it back to her.
For now, I am enjoying my little girl again.