Reply to Tween honesty issues

My teenage son did that too. Unfortunately, when he showed no remorse for lying my husband and I came to the agreement that we had to take it and lock it up in our room on the charger each night. We bought him an alarm clock. He gets the phone for school and after school activities but when he comes home he can only have his phone after chores and homework are finished. He can also only have it while sitting in the same room as me, absolutely no bedroom time with phone lol. Just some ideas! We say to the protests encouraging phrases like “we want your attention” and “spend time with us”.