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There's always a lot of discussion amongst parents about what is the right age to get your child a cell phone. Well this article from local paper shares the middle school student's perspective on when to give kids cell phones. If you're a parent of a tween or teen, you'll get a kick out of this compilation of kids's essays. Their words will make you smile -- lines like cell phones are a privilege (not a right) makes you think maybe they are listening after all!
Are you down to the wire about a cell phone phone for your middle schooler for Christmas?Maybe this article will help. But be forewarned, just because these tweens use words like invoke, laudable, and endeavor (vocab words of the week?!?) doesn't necessarily mean they are responsible enough to have a cell phone. It all comes down to a case by case decision.
What do YOU think is the right age to have cell phone? More importantly, what are the rules in your house around cell phone use?