• Relax: Your Middle Schooler Doesn't Need A Smartphone, And This Is Why

    3 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    My oldest son got a cell phone when he was 13. This was seven years ago, way before the self-deleting genius of Snapchat, and the tempting pull of photographing his entire day on Instagram. It was your basic flip phone, and the only reason I succumbed to giving it to him in the first place was because of a panicked afternoon when he was stuck alone out on a golf course in a lightning storm.
    The cheap flip phone did its job well, and though it was lost several times (because kids and responsibility don't always go hand in hand), the simplicity of it made it a non-issue. The fact that the...
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