From the general chatter section, there is a thread on mobile phones and how young is to young.. I replied that I didn't think kids should have mobile phones until they're teenagers, as kids are kids and should be treated as such. Some kids apparently get phones at 8 years old!!! Its got me thinking - what type of mother do you think you'll be? Personally, I can see myself as being quite strict. Not strict as in control freak kinda way like my own mother. But I have very strong ideas about food, music, movies and exercise etc and so does my OH, and I can see myself trying to mould our baby the same way. I wouldn't want my kid to have a phone at 8 years old. I don't him to be spoilt or rude or run the streets like an animal (like the other kids in my area) :/ I know that I want my son to be healthy, eat all kinds of food (unlike my brother, whose only vegetable intake is chips!), play sports, read, learn to play the piano, etc etc - you get my drift I realise that I'm possibly being very naive as kids grow up so quickly these days, but do you think its possible to bring your children up without all the other crap that is involved - such as 'must have' items, designer labels, latest techonology etc??