teens obsessed w/ cell phone, OCD?
Had a huge argument w/ my 16 yr old son after we told him he had to be in his room by 9pm and lights off at ten on school nights. He had to read (gasp) and leave his cell phone and i- touch downstairs. We found he had been staying up late using these devices and being crabby and getting up late for school. The usual, right? He threw the biggest temper tantrum for an hour. He did not want to leave his phone in our possession. I thought this odd, and and wondered is he obssessed, OCD? , what? Then, his sister comes out of her room (it's now 11pm) and I take her phone until morning. SHE begins to throw a similar hissy fit! What is this obssession with NEEDING your cell phone next to you during the hours of 10p-6am?
Have any of you had these problems? Or are my kids just spoiled brats? Are all kids spoiled brats who have cell phones? Will our grandchildren be born with these devices hanging out of their ears?