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I'm 13 and really mature for my age I'm homeschooled and really don't have many friends but my parents still won't let me have a cell phone I just want to know why!

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I know how it is. I'm homeschooled and don't have many friends either but I got a phone when I was14 at first my parents wouldnt let me get one cause they didn't think I would use it but I finally talked then into by finding a cheaper one and paying for it myself

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Why on earth would you get a thumbs down?!!!! You are awesome!!! You pay for your own phone! What a concept! Congratulations! You are a great example to others. I gave u a big green thumbs up!!!

Smiles :)
Grandma
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Thanks I think I will do the same!
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blackrose52998

I got my first "phone", it wasn't much when I was 9 and now I'm 15 and that is the age that I think people should actually need a phone.

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at least 15 or 16. i didn't get my cell phone until i was 15.

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11

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10

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You should have one for emergencies!!

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kellsieeee16

10. (; how old I wassssss:D

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Ask them about a prepaid phone ($20 @ Walmart) that you could do odd jobs (cutting lawns, walking dogs, etc) to pay for.
Teaches responsibility and how to be disciplined with money.

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Hi Kikipoo-I texted my daughter to help me remember what the rules were when I allowed her to have her own phone.

It was different then when she was growing up. No cell phones then but my rules now, with a cell phone, would be very close to what they were then. She paid for her own phone but since she lived under my roof she had to still earn the right to have a phone in my home. She had a part time job at McDonalds at 14 which allowed her to pay for her phone. She did baby sitting also. I homeschooled as well when she was young. Homework had to be done before she used her phone. No one called after 9pm. She was rarely restricted from her phone. However, if she was disobedient, the phone was mine until her restriction time was completed. She earned her phone by her respectful behavior and she had a phone because she paid for it.

In our home we made it as "real world" as possible for our kids. When they left home or got married they knew that to make it in the real world meant they had to pay for it.

In today's world parents are rightfully protective of their precious children. When you have the ability to pay for a phone, responsible enough to abide by their guidelines, and respectful with your interactions with your parents, I'm sure they will consider listening to your request for the privilege of having and paying fo a phone.

When you have your own home and family, hopefully you will allow your children to "learn to earn" the things they want also.

I'm thrilled to say that my daughter and I continue to have our own phones - yes, they are cell phones - and since she lives far away our phones keep us connected. We love to text and talk but she has her own family now. She is busy so we only visit when we both have the time to do so. She now teaches her children that having a phone is a privilege and that its earned.

Best wishes to you. I hope that you can visit with your parents and discuss what the possibilities are in the future for your own phone. If you approach them with respect and the willingness to pay for your phone ... They may just listen. Until then...be patient and kind and show your parents that you are maturing and growing up :) Smiles, Grandma

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