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Q: I have three teenagers under 16 in the house, and we disagree about how late phones calls can be made. I say no outgoing calls after 10:00 P.M.; they say it's all right if the friend they're calling has a phone in their bedroom. A: Even if a teenager has a telephone in his room, it could ring elsewhere in the house. But aside from concerns about disturbing, there's the issue of sleep: Teenagers who are talking to their friends late into a school night probably aren't getting enough of it. That's why many parents set 10:00 P.M. as the weekday cutoff for outgoing calls.

Phone Call Cutoff: When should your teens be off the phone?

June 5, 2019 0 Comments

Q: I have three teenagers under 16 in the house, and we disagree about how late phones calls can be made.  I say no outgoing calls after 10:00 P.M.; they say it's all right if the friend they're calling has a phone in their bedroom.  A: Even if a teenager has a telephone in his room, it could ring elsewhere in the house.  But aside from concerns about disturbing, there's the issue of sleep:  Teenagers who are talking to their friends late into a school night probably aren't getting enough of it.  That's why many parents set 10:00 P.M. as the weekday cutoff for outgoing calls.

Q: I have three teenagers under 16 in the house, and we disagree about how late phones calls can be made.  I say no outgoing calls after 10:00 P.M.; they say it’s all right if the friend they’re calling has a phone in their bedroom.

A: Even if a teenager has a telephone in his room, it could ring elsewhere in the house.  But aside from concerns about disturbing, there’s the issue of sleep:  Teenagers who are talking to their friends late into a school night probably aren’t getting enough of it.  That’s why many parents set 10:00 P.M. as the weekday cutoff for outgoing calls.

June 6, 2019

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