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How Will I Know When My Child Is Ready For Their Own Phone?

How Will I Know When My Child Is Ready For Their Own Phone?

Truth time? This is — absolutelythe Cliff's Notes answer to this loooaaadddeeeddd question.

 

Because every once in awhile, us moms of tweens need SOMETHING to be simple + straight-forward.

 

Puberty, homework, team tryouts, and friendship woes are NOT that.

 

But this answer? So is.

 

In order to know when your child is ready for their own phone or device you need "yes-es" to 5 questions.

 

I lay each of these out for you right inside this blog post.

This Is What Your Child Needs To Know Before They Ever Lay A Finger On The Internet

This Is What Your Child Needs To Know Before They Ever Lay A Finger On The Internet

A version of this article first appeared on Scary Mommy. Seems appropriate, yes? Even though our tweens are far from scary, seeing their 'lil faces glowing from their phone screens while their thumbs fly across keypads ... yeah, that could definitely inspire some fear!

So while their typing fingers are faster than yours and mine and their selfie game is definitely spot on, there are a few things that us moms can teach our tweens before their posting habits get too deep. Here are 16 of them.