Is it evertoosoon to give your kids their own phone? The answer is a resoundingyesfrom Grammy winner and mama of two,Pink.
During a recentinterview with Carson Daly, the singer explained that she’s laying down the law when it comes to technology. 10-year-oldWillow和她5岁的brother Jameson are going to have to wait alitttttlewhile longer before they get their very first smartphones.
“There’s a light side and a shadow side to technology in general for adults, as well,” she said. “For kids, I’m not there yet. I have a 10-year-old who does not have a phone, although she pointed out to me yesterday, ‘You know most of the kids in my class, fifth grade, have a phone.’ That doesn’t move my needle. I don’t care.”
That’s not to say that Pink is opposed to the idea ofWillow and Jamesonever jumping on the gadget bandwagon. “We can’t be dinosaurs ourselves as parents, we have to sort of embrace it and go with it,” she added.
So, whendophones serve a healthy purpose for kids?
The singer isn’t the only celebrity mom who has opened up about检测时间concerns. Other A-listers have sharedsimilar worries. Jennifer Lopez toldE!back in 2015 that her kids don’t get to use their iPads during the week, “or play video games or anything because it’s school time. And they have to be good in school and then they get Sunday Funday. It’s something I made up so they could work towards it and behave!”
We definitely understand where these moms are coming from! A 2017studyfrom Clinical Psychology Science found that adolescents who spend more time on smartphones than kids who participate in non-screen activities were more likely to report mental health issues.
Smartphones can unfortunately be double-edged swords. Now, our big question: where do you land on giving your kids a phone?