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My two older, cellphone-using children and their 7-year-old brother, who is three birthdays away from his cellphone.

My two older, cellphone-using children and their 7-year-old brother, who is three birthdays away from his cellphone.

Ten year olds don’t need cellphones so much for texting their bff’s, but rather to get a taste of responsibility.  When my oldest son and later my daughter both turned 10, they each got cellphones for their birthdays.  They were the first, or close to it, in their peer groups to get this coveted status symbol.  It has been 18 months since my oldest son turned 10 and he still only has family members and one or two friends’ phone numbers programmed into his cheap LG phone.  I pay his phone bill every month and I can see that he doesn’t use it for much of anything besides checking in with Mom and Dad.  So why get it? (more…)

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