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5 Tips to Help Kids Use Their New Phones Safely

By Elizabeth Englander and Katharine Covino, coauthors of You Got a Phone! (Now Read This Book) More and more often, children get their first phone when still in elementary school. A 2017 study found that more than half of kids … Continue reading

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How to Help Teens Develop Better Phone Habits

By Beverly K. Bachel, author of What Do You Really Want? How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens “Put your phone down and go outside.” How many times will you say this to teens … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Ready for a Smartphone?

By Eric Braun, coauthor of The Survival Guide for Money Smarts: Earn, Save, Spend, Give Probably the one thing I wanted more than anything else as a kid was the Millennium Falcon. That toy, a Star Wars spaceship the size … Continue reading

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Smart Phones and Stupid Mistakes: 12 Tips for Cell Phone Civility

By Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., author of How Rude!® The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out Did you know that July is “Cell Phone Courtesy Month”? I sure didn’t. At least, not until Free Spirit … Continue reading

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