Is my child ready for a smartphone? A readiness guide

    By: Beatrice Moise Discover key factors to consider, such as their personality, level of development and level of maturity, with insights from a cognitive specialist and parenting coach.   I get this question a lot from my clients: When is my child ready for a smartphone? My answer: It’s not only about the specific age. Because kids are still developing, it’s essential that they form a sense of identity outside of technology—not with technology. That means parents need to understand each child’s unique level of readiness for the responsibility that comes with owning a smartphone. Here are a few ways to assess that readiness, based on personality, developmental stage and maturity. Personality:…