Are we giving our children too much freedom?

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How do we know when enough is enough, or too much when it comes to our children?Texting

Being a single Dad of two children one 11 and one 14 it is hard for me to find the balance of giving them their freedom but also keeping tabs on them as well.

Both of my children now have cell phones. This is a necessity because of various activities they have along with my crazy schedule, I need to be able to get in touch with them. Also since they live with me, they need a way to stay in touch with their Mom.

That’s all well and good, but the problem now is these phones are attached to them every waking moment. They are constantly connected to the outside world. They text their friends before they even eat their breakfast in the morning.

Is this normal? According to many articles I have read, it is quite normal.

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