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The Endless Cell Phone Debate

I Practice What I Preach. Which Often Doesn’t Thrill My Kids.

So this month, when my son started middle school, he was pretty sure he was getting a phone. But he’s 12. And in sixth grade. And my rule – which my husband and I agreed upon years ago and which I speak about fairly publicly given the data about screen use among kids – is that you don’t get a phone before you are 13. READ MORE