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Parenting Via Cell Phone

Parenting Via Cell Phone Keeps Moms in Contact

How did parents manage before cell phones? That was the question posed to me the other night by a friend who called to cancel our mom and tot dinner plans after finding herself in the midst of a work crisis du jour. She relayed a story to which some moms may relate.

After dropping her children off at camp, she phoned the pediatrician to make check-up appointments while en route to the airport. While waiting for her flight to a business meeting, she sat a catalog on her lap and proceeded to place school uniform orders over the phone. After landing at her destination, she fielded several calls from her child care provider and then her own children, regarding a disagreement about whose turn it was to pick out the dinner entree. While waiting on a delayed flight, she recited her daughters' favorite bedtime story over the phone so she could "put them to sleep." Her situation is not ideal, but technology allows this mama to pursue career goals while maintaining constant contact via cell or iChat with her family.

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justanerd1975 justanerd1975 6 years
I'm not talking about older teens here, I'm talking about children!
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 6 years
I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I have seen children, on cell phones, alone and with other kids and laughing (in an astonished way) that these parents think they are providing any guidance or protection at.all. A cell phone?? Really???
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