What age do you get your kid a smartphone?

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We want to hear from you as Art Eddy and Jon Finkel give their thoughts on the issue. What are the pros and cons of getting your kid a phone?

What our viewers had to say:

Shaun Shephard Times have changed, if you don’t know how to get something from a computer or your phone you are an outcast. My son 6 knows more about computers then his grandfather!

Mark Seyfried Both mine received in 6 when they entered 6th grade/middle school. They are both active in sports and outside events and need to keep in contact with them as things change.
Rich McBrideI thought it was early but all their friends had them 3 or 4 years earlier.
Shawn Kingbird Perfect! Yesterday, my son just told me he wanted a phone for his Birthday. His Birthday is later this month. Three me for a loop because 1) hes only 9. At 9 I wanted starter jackets and Reebok Pumps. 2) Almost every kid who is a young teenager has a Phone in our family. 3) hes starting After School activities when he is away for a short time. So i do want that 24/7 connection. 4) again. Hes only 9. So …. No?
Luis Serna We got our kids phones when they started extra curricular activities at school for this and call you can come pick him up but I feel that it might have been a mistake cuz they live on their phone they were spend all their time on it and their family time is gone.

About The Life of Dad Show Hosts:

Art Eddy is one of the co-founders of Life of Dad. He hosts and produces all of the Life of Dad podcasts as well as several Facebook Live Shows. He has been responsible for securing nearly two hundred guests for a variety of Life of Dad platforms, including dozens of A-List fathers throughout the pop culture, sports and business landscape. He is also an editor and featured blogger on Life of Dad and has grown with the brand since its inception. His background is in Radio and Journalism. Art has worked in radio in New York City, New Jersey and New Hampshire.

Jon Finkel’s books have been endorsed by everyone from Tony Dungy and Spike Lee, to Jerry Jones and Jeff Van Gundy. He is the author of The Athlete: Greatness, Grace and the Unprecedented Life of Charlie Ward. He also wrote “Mean” Joe Greene: Built By Football with 4x Super Bowl Champion Joe Greene, Heart Over Height with 3x NBA Dunk Champion Nate Robinson and Forces of Character with 3x Super Bowl Champion and Fighter Pilot Chad Hennings. He also wrote the popular fatherhood fitness book, The Dadvantage. As a feature writer, he has written for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The New York Times, GQ, Details, Yahoo! Sports and many more. He is an avid speaker, writer and creative strategist for some of the biggest brands in sports and health. Visit: www.jonfinkel.com

Follow Art on Twitter at @ArtEddy3 and Jon on Twitter @Jon_Finkel 

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About The Author

Art Eddy is one of the co-founders here at Life of Dad. He hosts and produces all of the Life of Dad podcasts as well as hosting a few Facebook Live Shows on the Life of Dad Facebook page. He is one of the main writers on the site. Art is blessed to have his wife and two daughters in his life. Art loves Star Wars, football (9ers fan), baseball (Red Sox fan), Air Jordans and all things Geek.