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Taking a Broad Look at Kids Watches

Watches have changed a lot since we were kids. This leaves many parents wondering what is the latest technology in kids watches, and what’s the best option for their child? Should you choose a kids smartwatch with internet, a regular analog watch, or one with no internet access? Will your child want to wear the watch every day? Can you use it to communicate with them instead of buying them a smartphone? If you’re thinking, “What am I even looking for?” then keep reading to learn more about kids watches, and how to choose the right one for your child.

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Everyone you know has a phone number that you can call anytime. Everyone except your youngest, most vulnerable family members -- your kids.

It is a sign of our digitally connected times that not being connected feels unusual. If your friend or your spouse doesn’t answer your calls, you begin to worry. But many families do not give their kids phones because of the myriad dangers that come from being over-connected too young.

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Kids in school with device

A top concern for parents and school officials is how kids will cope with the new rules, which would be stressful for anyone, let alone kids who have already lived through a year of incredible confusion. “Kids who normally have a little trouble separating from mom and dad will see their anxiety peak during times of stress or transition,” says Rachel Busman, clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute.

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