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How Getting My Kid A Cell Phone Helped Him Improve His Grades

7 monthes ago   |   By Scary Mommy

When most of us think about cell phones for tweens and young teens, the general assumption is that they are a distraction. A distraction from the family, from “real” life, from school and other obligations. I thought that too and resisted getting a phone for my son, especially since he has ADHD .
Even just a few short years ago, if you had asked me if I would let my 13-year-old son have a phone, I probably would have told you no. My answer would have been about more than all the usual reasons given by parents who are strict with electronics - that 13-year-olds don't need phones, don't need...
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