Yikes! My Kids Want A Mobile Phone

Brilliant or Insane – Mark Barnes

My son is 12 and he’s dying to have a mobile phone, figuratively speaking, of course. He’s in sixth grade and says, “Most of my friends have mobile phones.” Many, he claims, have smartphones.

This is one of those parent issues for which I wish had a silver-bullet solution. Is my son old enough for a mobile phone? If we give him one, are we obligated to give his 10-year-old sister a phone? Read More

Check out this infographic on the pros and cons of giving kids mobile phones.