Download: Cell Phone Contracts for Kids With ADHD (Understood.org)
Giving your child with ADHD a cell phone can be risky. Kids with ADHD can be impulsive or distractible. They may have trouble with time management. Having a cell phone contract is a good way to manage some of the challenges these issues may create. It can also help you make sure you and your child both know your responsibilities for the phone.
What Is a Cell Phone Contract?
A cell phone contract is an agreement that outlines what you and your child will do to make sure she takes care of her cell phone and uses it responsibly. These contracts also address specific ADHD-related challenges.
For example, if your child is impulsive, the contract may limit how much she can spend on apps. If she has trouble with time management, the contract can set “phone-free” hours. If she’s easily distracted, she might agree to put her phone away during class or at mealtimes.