A MOTHER has shared her best parenting hack for dealing with moody teenagers.
She claimed her approach to tackling the issue is worse than grounding them, but they’ll keep their phones.
“I have the best parenting hack, trust me.
“Whenever your teenager’s being moody or has an attitude or is doing like typical teenager things and you’re just tired of it, instead of taking their phone, turn on the screen time.
“Make it to where they can have their phone all day, but they can’t do anything on it. Can’t check TikTok, can’t do anything fun.
“It’s basically like a landline at that point and that’s more torture than actual grounding.
“Stay on your phone and not being able to be on it, y’all can thank me later,” she said.
The video drew in many viewers who shared their thoughts on the matter in the comment section.
“Even better hid their chargers for their phones and watch in glee as the battery life suddenly goes down to zero,” one wrote.
“See they’re forced to stare at their working phone if you just turn on screen time,” Lindsey replied.
“I’m going to try this with my preteen,” another added.
“Do it,” Lindsey replied
“Lol welcome to the now. Been using screen time for years but I can’t believe how many parents don’t even know of that feature,” a third commented.
“I’ve used screen times for like two or so years but never like this,” Lindsey replied.
“Ha. My daughter has figured out a loophole with this every single time. I’ve checked settings and changed password, too,” yet another wrote.
“You should charge for giving out this advice,” one more said.
“Ugh I should have,” Lindsey wrote back.