I can see the merits of giving my daughter a phone right away. But as I think about it more, I’m just not ready to give my 11-year-old a smartphone. My happy medium? You can have one once you reach 8th grade. Here’s why.
Many parents—perhaps of a different generation or political persuasion—may scoff or even disagree with my decision to encourage my sons to play with dolls and for my daughters to play with traditionally masculine toys. But there are many reasons why playing with dolls can be beneficial for kids of all genders, ages and gender identities.