Grey turned 16! Hard to believe. When Pippa turned 16, we got her her first phone, a Moto Z Play Droid for $20 a month for 24 months. That’s $480 total! As Grey’s birthday approached, we talked about whether he should get the same treatment. I could tell Nora was torn because there were two […]
Is 16 Too Old for a First Phone?
Until this month, Pippa, our oldest, didn’t have a cell phone. We got her an entry level smart phone for her 16th birthday. In most U.S. families today, that advanced “first phone” age classifies as child abuse. When does a kid “need” their own phone? A recent NPR interview says 10(!) is a typical take-the-plunge […]