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When is my child ready for their first phone?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020 by

Technology changes fast. Twenty years ago, only a handful of adults had a mobile phone – but two decades on the digital time spectrum is equivalent to the Jurassic age and modern-day. Trying to explain dialup to a pre-teen will elicit the same wild-eyed bewilderment as “a stegosaurus was as big as this house”.

So, that leaves parents in 2020 with a conundrum: when do I give my child their first phone? Is it a question of them reaching a certain age, or is it a case of them showing a level of maturity? We can’t go off what our parents did because two tin cans connected by a string isn’t really the same.

Like most aspects of parenting, there are no hard-and-fast rules for when a child is ready for the responsibility of a mobile – but that doesn’t mean you’re without help. We’ve scouted the web to bring you a step-by-step manual for solving this digital dilemma.

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How to improve your home office set-up

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 by

There’s a lot to love about working from home: easy access to snacks, full control over the room temperature, a short commute. But what WFH life has giveth, it has also taketh away – most noticeably in the form of healthy, ergonomic workstations. (more…)