Time to get the girls a cell phone?
No. Not yet. We are homeschooling now and dad is the soccer coach and really the girls don’t need a phone yet. And the way parents use phones as pacifiers for their worries, rather than praying and teaching responsibility, is just plain unhealthy. Still, we live in a technology culture. And tweens and teens want phones. It is part of the social structure now. Every family situation is different. Maybe a phone for your child is starting to make sense.
I just recently found out about this cell phone for kids called Kajeet. I love the features it has. You could use the features to gradually teach kids how to use a cell phone responsibly–rewarding good attitudes and behavior with more freedoms. What do you think? Has anyone tried it?