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It was literally the perfect storm. My son had to stay after school for extra activities, and a huge thunderstorm rolled in right at dismissal. He walks to school, and we were not sure if his activities were going to be canceled. We were left trying to figure out if we should go pick him up, leave him, or let him figure it out. If only he had a phone, we could text him.

It would be helpful for my son to have a smartphone, but my wife and I have had to accept something difficult: He’s just not ready for one. When you give your kids a smartphone, you are handing them a powerful tool. It gives them access to the world and a means of communication they haven’t had before some kids can handle having their own devices. At some point, we all ask it: “Is my child ready for a phone?” Here are 4 signs your kid isn’t ready for a smartphone.

Click here to discover the 4 signs over at

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