I was just curious if you push or encourage your tween to be "up to speed" w/tech stuff,like cell phones texting and all that? I don't encourage or discourage my dd,she will be 10 in April. My dh and I are not in the cell/texting stuff. We simply have one cell between the two of us and don't text. My dd just using the phone to call her bff but rarely and although she wants a cell we are not buying her one till there is a need for one.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Jan. 21, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by missanc at 11:53 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on Jan. 21, 2010
Nah. I did get my middle schooler a cell phone for Christmas. She'll be 12 in June. My eldest dd got one when she was 12. I just got tired of having to wait if practice ran late, etc. This way she can call of text me if she thinks practice will run long. The basic rule for us is no cell phones until at least age 12. So, my younger two will not have a cell phone until middle school either. We do it for convenience, not to be cool.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 12:06 PM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 12:06 PM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by 3gifts.from.god at 1:44 PM on Jan. 21, 2010
my older two (13 & 15) got cell phones in 6th grade. It was more for my convenience since they were on traveling sports teams, and had a bit more freedom. They figured all that stuff out on their own - I never pushed. It was also around that age they got their first IPods (birthday gifts). I never pushed it, it was simply what they requested as a gift.
However, I now have a dd in high school and thank goodness for text. We are ALWAYS texting, the schedule is nuts and it makes life soooooo much easier now.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:48 PM on Jan. 21, 2010
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Answer by ThaMCE at 2:23 AM on Jan. 22, 2010