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This is why my oldest daughter got an iPhone as a high school graduation present, not earlier. This is why I have the home router set to use openDNS (it's free) to control what my kids have access to. (You can block a variety of categories, including social media, you can exclude particular sites, you can allow a site in an otherwise blocked category.) I ...


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It sounds like he has more freedom than he needs, and he's moving in the wrong direction with that freedom. The phone is just a tool. Do you want him to be able to contact you when he's not at home? An old push-button cell phone will work fine. He doesn't need a smartphone, he can call or text you from an inexpensive prepaid phone. Since he has the phone ...


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Unfortunately the specific answer to your question is "yes, but it depends on the state". For the most part the definitions of child neglect are left to the states, generally 'neglect' would, I believe, be the charge. There are often specific laws involving "leaving children alone at home", but they usually don't have much to say about leaving children ...


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Ha! My son is 12 and I'm right there with you. Personally I sat him down and set some limits and boundaries. (He was totally embarrassed, it was great!) I told him I'm ok with him growing up, but there will be some boundaries. Mine is looking at xxx pron so I laid out very clearly what is and is not ok for him to look at and who its ok to talk to (as far as ...


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If your kid likes to be naked and you are okay with it, then it is no one's business but yours and your kids'. Unfortunately the world is full of busy bodies who think the world should be exactly what they want it to be. Expect drama when these politically correct goofballs try to intrude on your freedom to choose. Be nice. Then have your kid moon them. ...



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