Jason Kelce Explains How Bad He Feels When His Kids Tell Him to Put Away His Phone: 'That Cuts Into Your Soul'

Kelce relatably admits to feeling "s----y" about his parenting when his girls point out his phone use

<p>Prime Video</p> Jason Kelce and daughter Elliotte

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Jason Kelce and daughter Elliotte

Jason Kelce wants to log less screen time this year.

The father of three admitted that he hates how his phone is a "distraction" as he answered a fan question about what five apps are must-haves on his phone.

"I would have no apps and I would throw my phone into a volcano of magma because I hate how much I'm on my phone. I hate everything to do with my phone. I'm addicted to it, I can't stand it," the Philadelphia Eagles center, 36, said on the latest episode of New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce.

Brother Travis Kelce pointed out uses that Jason uses his phone to "gain knowledge."

"I like the amount of knowledge that it brings, but I hate the amount of distraction it brings," Jason leveled.

"I hate when my kid tells me to put down my phone because it lets me know how bad of a parent I'm being. 'Daddy, put down your phone,' do you know how much that cuts into your soul and lets you know how s----y of a parent you're being?" he asked.

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Travis laughed and said, "Next time she says that can you just screenshot what you're looking at?"

"It's going to be nonsense. No, it'll probably be a crossword puzzle on the New York Times because I do love those for some reason," Jason concluded.

Jason shares daughters Bennett, 10 months, Elliotte, 2½, and Wyatt, 4, with wife Kylie Kelce.

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Jason and Travis Kelce PEOPLE cover

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Ahead of the winter holidays, Kylie chatted with PEOPLE about her youngest's first holiday season.

"I'm excited just to have her there. She's very much like an observant kid. She is just along for the ride, the poor thing. Typical third kid, just carted everywhere with us," she laughed. "She's always under someone's arm going along with the flow."

"I'm excited because she is in a very reactive phase right now. She's smiling and laughing and she's clapping and so it'll be really fun for her to maybe try and open a present," Kylie continued.

"But mostly, just sit by and watch the excitement of her sisters, because she really does feed off of their energy, and so I'm sure she'll be clapping the whole morning for them."

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