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You can encourage your child to use his mobile phone responsibly by modelling healthy and responsible phone use yourself. To start with, you could think about your own technology use. On other hand, if you have a rule about not using phones during family mealtimes, and you follow the rule yourself, your child is more likely to follow the rule too.
I've personally watched my Boomer parents' eyes glaze over as they sit at the dinner table and scroll through Facebook. The truth is, we feel drawn to our mobile devices because they deliver an exciting emotional rush every time we hold those shiny little computers in our hands and reveal what's new in the world. If you keep a phone or mobile device close by, then you know it's always beeping, buzzing, or begging for your attention.
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All teenagers are different. But many enjoy spending their free time doing things like shopping, going to parties, being with friends, gaming and using social media, texting, watching movies, reading and going to the beach or park. Teenagers are also spending an increasing amount of their free time in structured extracurricular activities like arts and sports.
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After fighting cancer in middle school, he was living out of a truck and had no access to follow-up care. Rita Vento is the program manager for Teen Xpress, a free mobile health clinic for uninsured or underinsured students that moves between five school parking lots in Orange County. Since the Orlando Health program began inover 15, uninsured teenagers have received medical or mental health care services.