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  • Cell Phones

    4 posts, 4 voices, 648 views, started Jan 16, 2009

    Posted on Friday, January 16, 2009 by Cind

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    • Amethyst
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      My daughter will be 13 in April, and she doesnt have a cell and I dont want her to have one.  I have an additional cell that I let the kids take with them when they are away from home, but it is to call home with.  There are cameras on most phones now and I feel like this is such a risk.  I dont allow the kids to give out the cell number.
      Am I being to cautious, or just being a good mom??



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          Daphne wrote Jan 16, 2009
        • Only you know what will work for your daughter and your family.  Trust your instincts and go with what you believe.  It’s so easy to second-guess yourself when all around you are people who do not think like you do.  Who’s to say who is right and who is wrong.  So often, the same situation in two different families is not the same situation at all.



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          Farmmom wrote Jan 25, 2009
        • I agree that only you know what works for your family.  I would also add that the situation for each child within a family may be different.  Our rule was that the kids didn’t get a cell phone until they had a driver’s licence.  That worked for the first two, but now the family situation has changed, and we recently allowed our 13 yo son to have his own cell phone.

          It sounds like you have valid reasons for not giving her a cell phone, and unless those reasons change, you should stick to your guns and do what you feel is right for your family.  In today’s world, there’s no such thing as “too cautious“.



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          Laurabeth wrote Jan 25, 2009
        • My daughter just turned 12. She had asked for a cell phone awhile ago and I told her that she didn’t need one. She hates talking on the phone, cell phones don’t work at our house, and if she needs to call me from school they have a phone in the main office. She seems fine without it and has not asked again.

          I don’t think you are being too cautious, you are doing what you feel is right for you and your daughter.



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