Ideas to Keep Middle School Students off their Cellphones

: ideas to keep middle schoolers off their cellphoneAre you having trouble getting your child to put down their phone? You aren’t alone. Many parents have this same dilemma and aren’t sure how to enforce the rules. After all, cell phones aren’t all bad. They can keep kids safe, facilitate independence and help with homework. Too much screen time, however, can get in the way of school, family time and sports.

The key is balance. Middle schoolers are going to use their phones because keeping in touch with friends is important at this age. The best approach is to provide plenty of opportunities where your child doesn’t feel compelled to use their phone. We have a few ideas to help you out.

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Keep Up On School Work

Keeping Middle Schoolers on Top of School Work

Keep Up On School Work Encouraging often-distracted middle schoolers to keep up on school work can seem like an impossible task for many parents.

Students who did well in elementary school often find middle school challenging due to factors such as a more complex curriculum, social pressures, and cognitive abilities that are still developing. As a parent, the job won’t seem so difficult if you break it down into simple steps – and teach your student to do the same.

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