Background: The need for smartphones in children is currently increasing. Not only as a communication tool but also as a school learning media so that there is a risk of smartphone addiction. Weak parenting patterns have resulted in many children experiencing smartphone addiction. This condition is an important concern, especially the role of parents in teaching, managing, supervising and setting a good example for children so that children's addiction to smartphones can be reduced and lost. Objective: This study aims to explore the experience of role-based parents with smartphone addiction in children in Banda Aceh in 2022 using a qualitative study with a phenomenological approach. Methods: This research used qualitative study with a phenomenological approach. Results: Based on the results of data collection conducted by researchers, there are seven themes that represent the results of the study, namely parents' perception of smartphone addiction, behavior of children with smartphone addiction, parent's role as mentoring, parent's role as modeling, parent's role as organizing, parent's role as teaching and the impact faced by children with smartphone addiction. Suggestion: Parents need to provide time and affection for their children so that the diversion of children towards smartphones decreases, in addition to the role of the government and other relevant agencies in developing new programs or conducting regular follow-ups on existing programs related to efforts to reduce the incidence of smartphone addiction. in children. The involvement of health care facilities in promotive activities is also needed to provide education regarding the strategies needed by families in dealing with obstacles in raising children with smartphone addiction.