Considering we didn't have half the electronic things growing up that are children do these days, is it hard to figure out when to buy them and allow them to use them.
I bought a basic phone for my daughter when she was 10 for emergencies. She has her younger sister with her and I thought it would be a good idea to be able to get a hold of her.
Now that she is 11 we upgraded to a better phone and phone plan (thank God!). She can text now. I think the first week she had it she was glued to it 24/7. It has slowed since just because my husband and I have realized we need to make boundaries for her with it.
All I can say is the best purchase I have made in a long time is unlimited family texting. Otherwise I would probably have to take out a second mortgage just to keep up with my phone bill!!