Quoting whack a mole crazy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jude the Super k******r:</b>" I think it's a big f**k you to ... [snip!] ... anything."</blockquote> Exactly! If she is like this to his phone do you think she is controling in other areas?"
Do you REALLY call this controlling for a 13 year old...
Quoting whack a mole crazy:" Idk if any of you have seen this artical but this mom gave her 13 year old a phone.. She made 18 rules ... [snip!] ... If you were so concerned and strict about it why give the kid a phone? Its almost like teasing him. What do you ladies think?"
You actually are misrepresenting some of what she said here. She did NOT say he can't call someone unless he talks to the parents - she said don't call if you wouldn't call the land line:
Hand the phone to one of your parents promptly at 7:30pm every school night & every weekend night at 9:00pm. It will be shut off for the night and turned on again at 7:30am. If you would not make a call to someone
Seeing as though neither of us even have a cell phone we most likely won't be getting our children any phones. We survived our teen years without one, I'm sure my kids can too. Now if they want to save up for one and buy it themselves that would be ok. I might have some similar rules about using it safely and respectfully but I would put some trust in my kid. I wouldn't demand passwords unless they gave me a reason to. I'd rather get my kids an e-reader or tablet at that age honestly.
Quoting justanothamotha:" Yuck - I had one for ages. I had to for work & they could call me 24/7, although they thankfully ... [snip!] ... help. Everyone knew I had to have it on me all the time for work too - so they also thought I should be reachable all the time."
If it's really needed for work, they should provide one... My SO is in the military and they provide cell phones when they're on call, and only when they're on call.
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" If it's really needed for work, they should provide one... My SO is in the military and they provide cell phones when they're on call, and only when they're on call."
Oh they did provide it - that didn't change how I felt about it. LOL I did sales, so I had unlimited minutes, etc & they told me I was free to use for personal use as well as long as that didn't interfere with me doing business. I had one when I started that job & cancelled my contract when it came up for renewal, no sense paying for one when I had use of one for free. Then when I stopped working there, I decided not to get one.