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Fiesta Fridays: TGIF…CUL8R: Cell Phones and Kids

By Leslie Lindsay You’re not the only one who is chanting, “T.G.I.F,” your child may be, too.  In fact, they may be doing it in a different way than you–on their cell phone.  Ugh–gasp–eye-roll.  Or, it may be that this is typical for your child, depending on their age. I wasn’t prepared when my then 5-year old announced that she “needed” to have a cell phone like all of her other friends.  “What friends?!”  I asked.  Not that I was questioning whether she had friends, but more specifically, what 5-year old friends actually had cell phones.  Well, you may be surprised.  Seems kids are toting cell phones younger than you would expect.  But that doesn’t mean it’s the “right” thing to do. Just yesterday, as I was dropping my precocious 4-year old off at prescchool, her friend Hadley announced that she wanted her mom’s cell phone, “Hey, mom.  I want to play ‘Angry Birds’ while we wait for the teacher to open the door.”  Wow.  And I thought it was my kid who was precocious. …