Well... we are back to school. It's official.
(Some best summer memories- were with all the family that came to visit and are still visiting!)
He's the one who thinks he needs a cell phone. I've gotten some great feedback from some of you who have taken this leap.
Now- on the other hand- my second son... I could see needing to check up on him and making him confirm his location.
Too often- I have to do investigative work to make sure he brushed his teeth and washed his hair... and clarify "washed with shampoo??"...
Son2 won this Kajeet phone this summer. I've been pleasantly surprised by how responsible he is with it! (I love the features Kajeet offers- the parental controls but also the separate wallet accounts. I can put money/minutes on his phone HE can add money/minutes. If he uses up his minutes... he won't be able to make calls/take calls from friends but the phone will still allow calls in from me and our home phone.)
So it is funny- he'll turn the phone off so his friends wont waste his minutes.
I'm impressed. He gets it!
Maybe having a phone will help him learn a little about money and budgeting and responsibility.