My last post was also my 100th post, so many things have changed since that first one, even blogging has changed for me. At the start it was new and scary, but a few posts in and I was enjoying doing things, looking for reasons to write.
Then life changed, in many ways and my world became tiny, distanced from friends, no routine. Lonely, boring and not blog worthy.
I’ve been thinking about a few dilemmas over the last few days. So here’s where you might be able to help me. As a single parent, making decisions can be terrifying, so having people around to discuss ideas, suggestions and recommendations is always helpful.
The current dilemma – to get my son his own mobile phone or not ? He’s starting secondary school soon. Here are my thoughts …
Around half of the kids in his class already have one, including some that he wants to keep contact with when he leaves for secondary school. I understand the pressure to be the same, keep up but it worries me. Is he old enough for the responsibility of a phone and internet access. I trust that he will tell me of any issues, and we’ve discussed rules. He already talks to me about any issues he has, so will it make that bond stronger or push him away ?
Getting one now will give him time to get used to using it with kids he is comfortable around before he moves to his new school. Also they could be a good support when he moves if he needs it.
So what do you think ? Any advice, guidance will be appreciated.
Thank you my friends for being around and the support you’ve given me, here’s to the next 100 posts….