Every kid will eventually want a cellphone, but how do you know when it's the right time to get one? There isn't a clear answer, but see what one mom has to say about why getting her kid a cellphone has helped her, and let her insight help you!
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Five Ways Getting Your Kid a Phone Helps You
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Five ways your kid having a phone helps you.
Every parent these days will need to have "the talk" with their kids. But it may not be the one you're thinking of.
It's when they start asking for a cell phone. And it is absolutely going to happen.
But, trust me, it's a good thing. After going through it with my girls, I've learned that kids having their own phone is a huge benefit to parents. And I want to share five reasons why with you.
First... You'll know where your kids are, how you can reach them and who they're calling or texting.
Since you can give them a call or shoot them a text, there's never anything to worry about.
Plus, services like Family Locator give you GPS tracking, so you can check your kid's location whether it's after school or after curfew.
Oh, and Verizon Family Base has been amazing for us too. It's a service that lets you see who your kids are texting and calling and control how much data they're using. Our favorite feature? We can remotely lock their phone if they're getting a little too distracted during homework time.
The second big way my kids' phones actually help me is by keeping them organized.
Between homework, sports and part-time jobs, kids stay really busy. But if you get the right devices synced up, they can learn a lot about how to schedule their time without overdoing it.
We got my oldest daughter a smartphone that makes it easy for her to take notes and then share them with her computer and her smartwatch.
The more ways you can keep your kids organized, the less hectic your life can be. That's why my girls also get calendar reminders that we set up on all of our phones. We usually sit down at the beginning of every month and fill out our calendars together.
Their phones give them reminders for feeding the dog, starting a science project, or needing to be home at a certain time. And if anything changes, a quick text sorts everything out.
Now, would you believe me if I told you getting them a phone helps with chores? If you use apps and accessories as rewards, it definitely does.
They're going to want a phone case. They'll say they NEED new headphones. So use those accessories or app downloads to your advantage.
They get what they want and you get some help around the house.
Finally, the best thing that's happened since my girls got phones...
It may sound funny, but we're actually closer as a family.
Once your kid has a phone, you can share videos, play games together, even download ebooks you both want to read. It's a great way to see the world through your kid's eyes.
So if you click the link below, you can find the phone that's best for your kid. From there, it's easy to add a line to your Verizon account. We use the new Verizon Plan and it added lots more data to share with the whole family.
I promise that taking the next step and getting your kid a phone will make your life a whole lot easier, too.