My mom takes my phone away at night and it really pisses me off!

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Not only do i use it to wake up in the morning because i hate the sound of a beeping alarm clock, i sometimes need to text people and ask them homework questions after my mom has gone to bed! i'm not one of those people who has late night texting conversations, i love my sleep. And, if i want to go on Facebook or whatever before i go to bed, why shouldn't i?! I'm 16. i don't need her controlling my life in that way. i'm old enough to take responsibility for when i go to bed and accept the consequence that i may be tired in the mornings! She just doesn't seem to get that I'm not a child anymore. In less than two years I'll be off to uni, so I may be wrong but I'm pretty ****ing sure I'm old enough to have my phone at night. Advice anyone?


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cool story
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You sound pissed , lol.
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(Original post by jcholzz)
Not only do i use it to wake up in the morning because i hate the sound of a beeping alarm clock, i sometimes need to text people and ask them homework questions after my mom has gone to bed! i'm not one of those people who has late night texting conversations, i love my sleep. And, if i want to go on Facebook or whatever before i go to bed, why shouldn't i?! I'm 16. i don't need her controlling my life in that way. i'm old enough to take responsibility for when i go to bed and accept the consequence that i may be tired in the mornings! She just doesn't seem to get that I'm not a child anymore. In less than two years I'll be off to uni, so I may be wrong but I'm pretty ****ing sure I'm old enough to have my phone at night. Advice anyone?


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Maybe she thinks your having phone sex and disapproves.
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Whoa, you're pretty p***** off. Hm well you're not 18. So your mum might feel she has some control over her. Just confront her about it man.
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Set an alarm every hour of the night! that'll teach her
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lol hide it? Refuse to give it to her.

And you dont know if shes reading your stuff, so put a good password on it.
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Ask her why she takes your phone? Tell her your responsible and she should trust you.
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(Original post by jcholzz)
Not only do i use it to wake up in the morning because i hate the sound of a beeping alarm clock, i sometimes need to text people and ask them homework questions after my mom has gone to bed! i'm not one of those people who has late night texting conversations, i love my sleep. And, if i want to go on Facebook or whatever before i go to bed, why shouldn't i?! I'm 16. i don't need her controlling my life in that way. i'm old enough to take responsibility for when i go to bed and accept the consequence that i may be tired in the mornings! She just doesn't seem to get that I'm not a child anymore. In less than two years I'll be off to uni, so I may be wrong but I'm pretty ****ing sure I'm old enough to have my phone at night. Advice anyone?


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You are not 18 yet though, she's probably doing what's best for you.
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Who pays for the contract?
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Hide it from her.
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set the alarm for 3:00 in the morning and set your background to Boris Johnson.
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Well, I'm guessing that telling you to do without it at night wouldn't be any help to you, so have you confronted her about it and just talked to her about it? Tell her everything you said on here, why you need it, and why you think you're responsible enough to make the majority of your own decisions, and maybe she'll change her mind. If you don't want her getting in your business you could put a password on it.
Well, I hope that helps, if I think of anything else, I'll make another post. Good luck with you and your mom!
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your mum bought you that phone , so technically its her so its ok
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(Original post by jcholzz)
Not only do i use it to wake up in the morning because i hate the sound of a beeping alarm clock, i sometimes need to text people and ask them homework questions after my mom has gone to bed! i'm not one of those people who has late night texting conversations, i love my sleep. And, if i want to go on Facebook or whatever before i go to bed, why shouldn't i?! I'm 16. i don't need her controlling my life in that way. i'm old enough to take responsibility for when i go to bed and accept the consequence that i may be tired in the mornings! She just doesn't seem to get that I'm not a child anymore. In less than two years I'll be off to uni, so I may be wrong but I'm pretty ****ing sure I'm old enough to have my phone at night. Advice anyone?


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Have you explained your reasoning to her? If not, I recommend telling her all this calmly. There's nothing parents love more than for you to kick off and then they can just say to you 'well if you're having a tantrum instead of asking me properly I don't think you ARE old enough to be trusted' etc etc blah blah. Trust me, the skill of staying calm and friendly when you're actually pissed off with serve you well in later life, at work and in general.
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Have you explained your reasoning to her? If not, I recommend telling her all this calmly. There's nothing parents love more than for you to kick off and then they can just say to you 'well if you're having a tantrum instead of asking me properly I don't think you ARE old enough to be trusted' etc etc blah blah. Trust me, the skill of staying calm and friendly when you're actually pissed off with serve you well in later life, at work and in general.
I definitely agree with everything this person has said!
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Well, do you pay for the phone? If so, confront her.
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oh my god you sound just like me!!! I don’t know what to do either! My mom does this just so she can go through my messenges and I already feel like I can’t get enough space in this house!!! I feel like I can’t have my own life. Its like everything I do she judges me for!
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good.

1. You don't need your phone at night, you just want it. its prefectly ok for you to check facebook during the day.
2, study after study show that phones, technology and screens effect sleep - you maybe ok now, but its a good habbit to not have technology late at night
3, those of us who grew up before you - didn't dream of having a computer in our bed - which is what it is. when I was 16, phones were still buttoned calling devices, and your pc was a family thing that lived far away from your bedroom. having grown up without a phone in bed - I can tell you 100% you don't need it, and considering the reasearch, its probably best that you don't have it there.

Your mum is just trying to do whats best for you. She probably knows that:
A, kids use phones for things that they shouldn't be doing at their age -watching porn, etc.
B, phones at night can effect kids sleep patterns, and school achievement
etc.

So sure you can rebel and try and fight against it - its in your nature as a teenager to do so. Or you can just wait until your 18 and do what ever you want anyway.
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I’m going through the same exact thing at the same age you just said what I wanted to say in words have you found a solution yet
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