The first mobile phone I remember was when I was about 7.
They were incredibly big and super bulky. Only people who had serious money would have them.
Now every child has one... how things have changed!
Although it is a big relief to be able to contact your children at any point at any time, it presents new challenges which our parents didn't have to deal with so we're on the front line!
The list of the amazing things that phones can do is endless. Great! But also not so great!
As parents we sometimes struggle to control our own phone use, that ever-present urge to reach for your phone is strong! The 'need' to be on top of the latest news respond to every email and of generally being 'connected' is incredible.
To help us as a family we decided to adopt some simple rules.