Here are his reasons:
- he is the ONLY one in the 8th grade without one
- he doesn't want to be the only one in high school without one
- he can't talk to his friends because he can't text (insert my mental eyeroll)
- he is responsible and mature (insert another mental eyeroll)
After discussing this at length, my husband and I agree that he probably does need one . . . not for his reasons, but simply for the fact that he will be at another school next year and with carpooling between two different schools it would be nice to communicate with him if I am running late (not that I ever am, mind you).
Here's my question: what advice do you have when giving a teen his first phone? We don't want him to turn into a texting fiend, we don't want him to be calling and/or taking calls at the dinner table, and we don't want him on the phone when we're on a family vacation.
So, advice anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller . . . Bueller?