At what age do you think it’s appropriate for children to get —
I’m not big on picking “appropriate ages” for children to get privileges/responsibilities. I really think that this is something that should be directed by the child. Every child grows and develops at a different rate and thus will be ready for different things at different points in their lives. Thus, a parent should assess their child and give privileges/responsibilities based upon that assessment. I also think that privileges and responsibilities are a single unit. If a child can’t be responsible, they aren’t ready for the privilege. My daughter is amazing and there are many things that I feel completely comfortable trusting her with, but there are still many things that I don’t. She’s 12 and I would completely trust her with a cell phone. Would all 12 year old girls be responsible enough for a cell phone? Probably not. Hell, I’ve met 20 year old people that aren’t responsible enough for a cell phone! You know what I’m saying here?