should a 14 year old should be given a pesonel phone

John - posted on 03/30/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




my son is 14 yr old and he is asking a personel phone. we can easily afford it as my husband is earning quite well. but i doubt that after i give him a phone he will not take interest in his studies and get into unwanted things such as talking,chatting with girls etc should i give him a phone!, but i dont feel that it is necessary for him right now. i need advice cause my son has a lot of attitude and from months he has been showing it to me cause all his friend has it and he dont. he has very rude to us


Sherry - posted on 03/30/2013




Letting your son have a phone might be an incentive to do well on the other hand. It gives you a way to keep in touch with him as he gets older and more involved in extra curriculur activities at school. You can also take the phone away as punishment when he doesnt make the required grades in school that you expect of him. I have a 16 year old and sometimes we have to take the phone away at night to ensure homework is done, but having the ability to reach him when he is staying late at school or on a trip with a group, is something that i do not regret.

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