AdvertisementHer boomer parents’ phone dependency—and trust in the information they find there—runs so deep that Ashfaq’s father recently drove two hours to source hard-to-get herbs for a new natural wellness program he learned about on Facebook. Though Ashfaq has shared her concern with her parents, she’s been met with resistance—they don’t believe their phone use is abnormal, Ashfaq said. Now, when boomer parents and their adult children can finally reunite in person, excessive phone use can hinder family time. The key to addressing boomer parents’ phone use, Price said, is to infuse playfulness by commenting on the issue with humor. “You can help boomer parents in some cases.”AdvertisementBut for some boomer parents, an intervention may be the only way to curb a bad habit.