The posts about feeling old, got me thinking about something. DD has asked for a phone, and we immediately said no. She's in 2nd grade, and really there is no need for her to have one. She then asked if she could have one when she's in 6th grade and I told her we'd have that discussion when she's in 6th grade. Growing up too fast, she is.
While my immediate reaction was that's too young, I got to thinking. When I was a kid, there were pay phones everywhere. Now-I can't tell you the last time I saw one. I didn't have my first cell phone until I was 30 (maybe even older) but the times...they are a-changing! I started paying attention and it seems like there are more young children (well, middle school probably) with phones. The neighbor girl (6th or 7th grade) even told me she had a phone just like mine!
So, my question is - if you have an older child, do they have a cell phone, or if not, what do you think is the right age for that?