Parents’ Dilemma: When to Give Children Smartphones – WSJ

“Who the hell would give a junior-high schoolchild a gaming platform to walk through the world with?” said Ellen Krause-Grosman, his mother. “It feels a little like trying to teach your kid how to use cocaine, but in a balanced way.”

It’s a difficult challenge that all modern parents face and we can’t just ask mum and dad what they did, as back then the phones were tied to the walls on coiled, curly, extending leads.

So how do modern parents face the challenege head on? What do mums and dads now do when faced with the quesiton of whether to give their child a mobile phone or not?

The Wall Street Journal explores this issue – it’s well worth a read.

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James Cole

James Cole is the Group Editor for Sailfin Magazines and oversees our titles and content creation. He's literally the person who dots our 'i's and crosses our 't's across our Home and Garden Magazine section, our Family and Parenting Magazine, our Life & Wellbeing Magazine, Our Travel and Tourism Magazine, and our Business and Work sections.