Smart Phone Contracts Between Parents and Pre-Teens – Safeguard or Overkill?

This guest post was contributed by Stacey Ross who blogs at San Diego Bargain Mama and is a mother of two. She and I share the same thoughts and values about raising our children and technology. From time to time you’ll find her posts here because I agree with what she has to say and think it’s […]


A few weeks ago, I had to borrow my daughter's cell phone to make a call because I'd left mine at home. I thought this was a simple request; she would be at softball practice while I went grocery shopping so she wouldn't need her phone anyway. After posing the question, I got a serious stare accompanied by the declaration, “My phone is personal, mom”.