Lisa Mullins is a single mom of two girls, age 15 and 12. Being that she’s a single mom who works full time, Lisa bought her daughters Madi and Katie their own smartphones so that they could reach her at any time, and she could reach them.
Of course, as what happens with a lot of us parents who buy our kids smartphones, Lisa started to notice that 15 year old Madi had become a bit ‘obsessed’ with her phone, telling Yahoo! ‘“It was a consistent issue. She’d be up in her room on FaceTime until 2 a.m. She’d be talking to her friends and downloading all these apps. She just would not put the phone down.”
Lisa explains that grounding Madi from her phone wasn’t always reasonable, because if she had to go to work or be out of the house she wanted her teen to be able to get in touch with her at a moments notice. It was then that she thought ahead to when Madi would be able to drive, and she panicked thinking that Madi might not be responsible with her phone to not use it while she’s driving.