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#31 Blackhearted

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:13

She is not controlling him at all really. Just giving him some basic rules to abide by. Have you seen how ignorant a lot of phone users are nowadays?
They're either texting or have their head in facebook. Even when you're trying to have a conversation with them.

Anyway i don't think kids need phones, other than for emergencies. Majority of us got on fine without a mobile phone.


Well honestly, most of us probably came from a time when mobile phones either weren't remotely common or simply weren't practical(see the old phones the size of your head).

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Anyway, some of these rules are just ridiculous. For example 4 and 5 basically mean the phone will almost never be used outside of weekends. Which is kind of a waste of money to pay for.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:14

I never said he did, but at some point you have to trust your kid to make the right decisions and ultimately make a few mistakes to learn from, not treat him like a prisoner. First time he steps out of line with the phone then you take it off him, you don't give him a set of demands just waiting for him to screw up. These are the worst kind of parents, I'm not saying be completely hands off but they have gone to the other EXTREME.


Actually one or I believe two of the rules specifically state that he "will" break one or more of the rules, and when he does, they will sit down and talk about it. sounds like good parenting to me. makes rules, and when they break them you talk about it.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:17

Of course he will break the rules, the only way not to would be to never use the phone

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:19

Of course he will break the rules, the only way not to would be to never use the phone


Why? They are fairly straight forward and easy to follow.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:20

Many of you seem to have forgotten what you were at 13yo... Some rules needs to be written and even then, most kids break them.

You would have told your mom to shove it up her ass at 13?? Wow, good maners...

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:21

Why? They are fairly straight forward and easy to follow.


For a 13 year old? He will have forgotten 99% of them by the time he finishes reading them

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:23

For a 13 year old? He will have forgotten 99% of them by the time he finishes reading them


Well...he will be reminded. Live and learn.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:23

After reading the rules it seems she paid for this expensive phone....but NEVER wants him to use it...
I think these rules are dumb. Just commenting, giving my 2 cents :)

2,4,5,8,9,11,13 (REALLY???? Don't take pictures??? wth? I can never remember most of the photos I have taken. Seriously stupid. He should take a as many as possible. Why the hell does she care?),15,16(Kinda odd)

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:24

Well honestly, most of us probably came from a time when mobile phones either weren't remotely common or simply weren't practical(see the old phones the size of your head)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p5lZHUrG7w

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:24

although the basics are correct, the mom is out to lunch especially on rule 13.

"13. Don't take a zillion pictures and videos. There is no need to document everything. Live your experiences. They will be stored in your memory for eternity."

Always take LOTS of pics everyday for they are time machines that you can escape to when your memory fails, and trust me, your memory WILL fail.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:25

I think most of these rules are great. Especially for a 13 year old. When he becomes older the parents can loosen the rules.

Some rules are common sense, but yet people fail to use them.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:28

I remember when I didn't own a mobile phone, I spent half my day riding around the streets looking for people, or walking miles to go give them a knock only to find they were already out 'somewhere' with other friends

Credit where credit is due though, I did have a six pack and strong legs from all my riding and walking/running I had to do

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:28

although the basics are correct, the mom is out to lunch especially on rule 13.

"13. Don't take a zillion pictures and videos. There is no need to document everything. Live your experiences. They will be stored in your memory for eternity."

Always take LOTS of pics everyday for they are time machines that you can escape to when your memory fails, and trust me, your memory WILL fail.

Live life or take pictures of other pictures living life so you can look back at the pictures and remember other people living life ?

it seems most of the crits here don't really read or understand the rules.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:32

Live life or take pictures of other pictures living life so you can look back at the pictures and remember other people living life ?

it seems most of the crits here don't really read or understand the rules.


Taking pictures doesn't stop anyone living life, it takes a few seconds and results in something brilliant you can look at for years and years

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 15:35

Taking pictures doesn't stop anyone living life, it takes a few seconds and results in something brilliant you can look at for years and years


Unless you take a "zillion" pictures.