Here’s how you keep your kids quiet in the car

Let’s get something out of the way. You parents might not want to hear it, but it’s true. It’s not 1982 or even 2002 any more. The tricks your parents used to keep you quiet in the car aren’t going to work with your kids. Forget about playing “I Spy” or “Punch Buggy,” they won’t work. But, you don’t really need me to tell you that. If you took a long-overdue road trip this past winter, you’ve seen it for yourself. There comes a point where just keeping the kids quiet is a destination all on its own.

Another thing you already know

You know your kids can be a handful in the car. And, you know that if you let them disappear into their devices, they will. It’s not too different from the way you sat and watched TV as a kid or spent hours with your friends on AIM. Today of course, the device comes with you, and kids will take any opportunity to spend time on TikTok or whatever their personal latest craze is.

And before I go any further, let me say that I’m not a parenting coach. I’m not here to give you advice on how to raise them, and I’m not here to tell you what’s good or bad. That’s up to you to decide. But, if you’ve decided that letting them scroll through their socials is ok, and you’re just hoping for a little bit of peace and quiet in the car, I have a solution for you. It’s up to you whether or not that’s the parent you want to be. No judgement here.

The biggest source of kids’ complaints

Of course, if you do let your kids use devices while you’re driving them around, you’re familiar with the huffs and shrugs when cellular service begins to drag. Unfortunately this problem comes up just when you don’t want it to: when you’re stuck in traffic. Cell towers can get overloaded when cars are standing still. They’re not generally designed to handle all that traffic at the same time. So, whether you’re stopped on the freeway or just stuck in the dropoff line at school, you’re vulnerable. That cell service could disappoint you just when you need it most.

The solution I promised you

This is weBoost’s Drive Reach cell phone signal booster. It’s easy enough to install yourself, or you can choose to go to virtually any stereo shop in your hometown to get it installed. Once in place, it floods your entire car with great cell service. It takes cell service from outside the car using a tiny antenna placed on your car’s roof. That cell service is massively amplified and blasted out to all the cellular devices in the car. That means better Spotify for you and better TikTok for them… all at the same time.

The key here is that strong cell service beats weak cell service every time. In areas where there isn’t enough service to go around, the stronger signals from this device are going to lock in to broadcasts from cell sites. When it’s dog-eat-dog, your cell signals are going to come out on top. And while you might be a really nice person in general, you’ll probably agree that you’re happy enough having cell service be “survival of the fittest.”

This cell phone signal booster is safe to use. It works in all vehicles and the powerful amplifier can hide under a seat or in the trunk if you’re not a fan of its sleek good looks. Its large cooling fins mean that it’s fine sitting in an area with low ventilation.

Peace and quiet can return

I get it. Sometimes the most important thing in the car is peace and quiet. The more kids you have in the car, the more peace you’re going to crave. And with a cell phone signal booster from Solid Signal, you’re going to get it. Call us now at 888-233-7563 if you want help choosing a cell phone signal booster, or check out the great selection at our web site.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.