Tag Archives: phone

When is the right time for a phone?

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It is good to weigh the pros and cons of a cellphone before purchasing one for your child. Then establish clear boundaries upfront. The phone would create opportunities for teens to have private conversations with anyone at any time, without accountability or adult oversight. Because of this, conversations and text messaging can easily become inappropriate. […]

Authoritative Tech Parenting?

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Parenting articles and books have been encouraging parents to form close bonds with their child. But the advice dramatically shifts for the raising of older children, as pop-culture pundits suggest that it’s normal for teens, and even pre-teens, to disengage from their families. “She lives on her phone in her room, But what can I […]

Setting Tech Boundaries

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We all know what the idle mind of a twelve-year-old can become. When I was a pre-teen (without cable television), there was little time for idling in the summer. There were too many forts to be built, ballgames to be organized, and bike rides to the library for my mind to stop before it hit […]