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She's begging us for a cell phone but she's just not ready...

Anonymous
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Dd 14 has been asking us for a cell phone since october. I told her once she was 18 she could buy whatever she wanted with her own money. Until that time, I will not be buying her a cell phone. Why does a 14 year old need a cell phone? We have a home phone that works just fine. My dh and I only have one between us we use strictly for emergencies. It's a prepaid net10. I know I'm going to get bashed for this but I just don't see the need. It's strictly a want. Last year for christmas we got her a Nambi? Tablet. I didn't want to get her a regular tablet because I was afraid she might go on the porn sites, even though we have security set up. What else can I get a 14 year old besides a cell phone that could be considered cool?
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:15 PM
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Rangermom772
by Platinum Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:18 PM

So, she like the porn!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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A better set of parents?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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quit treating her like a baby.  14 years are into phones, make up, headbands,   nail polish, game systems

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Get her an old school flip phone and put restrictions on it.  That's all I have.  

Danesmommy1
by Grammar Enthusiast on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:20 PM
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A 14yo should be able to have a phone or real tablet.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:21 PM
Not in my house. Too much bull crap they could get into. Plus, she cannot afford it.

Quoting Danesmommy1: A 14 should be able to have a phone or real tablet.
TwoPennies
by Silver Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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In 4 years she will be an adult. You should really start NOW giving her small freedoms and teaching her how to navigate adult situations. A cell phone to you is a want, but if she can have one at 18, she NEEDS to learn about how to handle one while under the protection of mom and dad. Have her do extra specific chores monthly to earn the money for a plan. There are ways to have even owning a cell phone be a life lesson. Good luck.
mcginnisc
by *Claire-Bear* on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Personally, we don't buy electronics, so it would be something completely different...we do 4 gifts: need, want, wear, read, plus pjs on CE and a stocking. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

Miller0305
by Platinum Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:23 PM
Porn?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:23 PM
I would just get her a cheap prepaid flip phone. It does the basics. Call, text and camera. That's all they need.
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