Cell Phones Part 2: Establishing Rules Around Devices

Once you’ve decided that your child is mature enough to handle the responsibilities of a cellphone, it’s time to establish some rules. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind when creating rules around cellphone usage. 1. Focus on parenting, not monitoring Remember...

Cell Phones Part 1: Is Your Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

The modern era has introduced a new milestone for middle schoolers: a young person’s first cell phone. But what age is the right age to get a cellphone? How do you know if your child is up for the responsibility? And what do you do if your child’s friends have...