Creative Dad Made An App That Blocks His Son's Phone Until He Answers Father's Texts And Calls
For parents, their child’s safety always comes first. That’s the reason they get so controlling and over-protective at times, especially when their offspring declares themsleves independent in their teenage years and craves for freedom.
How many times do we stay at home, worried, imagining all the worst things in the world that could have happened because they are not answering the phone?
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Father Nick Herbert came up with a great idea! He created an app for smartphones called ReplyASAP. It blocks the phone until the teen actually answers the text message or the phone call from their parents.
The ringtone sounds out even if the phone is in silent mode. Basically, the child is not able to do any other activities on the device unless they answer their mom or dad.
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The app can be applied to any person that needs to be forced to pay attention to important messages. While for some parents this app may be the answer they had been looking for, others think it may be too much.
The real question is whether excessive control is going to harm your relationship with the children.
Some claim that, in order to make them answer your texts, it’s important to gain their trust and embed the feeling of responsibility for their own actions, and respect for their parents.
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Experts suggest that it’s necessary to build a strong bond with a kid, starting with simple things like spending quality time together, being a good listener, paying attention to their problems and building trust between you. It means you always have to stick to any promises you make and prioritizing time together.
How do you feel about this creative app idea?