I have become more and more attached to my phone, it’s how I read, it’s how I stay in touch, it’s how I communicate. About a year ago, I instituted in the house that during meals the phones needed to be put away for all adults. Meals are our chance to really communicate with one another and talk. So I felt very strongly that this unnecessary distraction needed to go. For me it has been mostly easy. There is an occasion where I feel the need to look something up, but this hasn’t been as easy for others family members.

I have other friends who have a no phone rule from the time that they get home until first thing the next morning. I’m impressed that they can do it each day.

Do you have a time each day that cell phones are turned off or put away?