Hmmmm- Tweens & Cell Phones

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Ayayaya.. A marker of the tween years is the beginning of peer pressure.  From clothes to electronics, tweens want the latest and coolest craze.  We – los padres – allow them to indulge or draw the line to teach our children that what they want isn’t what they need. Most of the time no one will remember that they didn’t have millions of neon plastic bracelets shaped like antelopes. One trend that isn’t going away any time soon is the cell phone.

During a recent mom “chisme” session, one of our good friends told us how her daughter read off a list of her friends who had cell phones and couldn’t understand why she wasn’t allowed if ALL of those chicas have one?  Yup, the pressure is definitely on!

What they want vs. What they Need- no es facil!


One of our biggest concerns – and that of most parents – is loss of control, control over hours spent talking and texting and control over the conversation.  That’s why when we heard of the Net10 Wireless “test drive” campaign, we knew we wanted to participate. We’re in the midst of a real parental decision.

Net10’s prepaid cellular service is provided with TracFone Wireless Inc.,- the largest “No-Contract” cellular service provider in the U.S. offering coverage on networks such as Verizon, AT&T and Sprint and include the latest models. Control spending and usage – now we’re talking!

Over the next couple of weeks, several tweens (not all our kids) and us padres will be “test driving” a new Net10 Wireless phone and sharing what we learn.  Follow us along and visit and for more information about Net10 Wireless.

Oh and padres, Net10 has a little something for you too!  They’re presenting sponsors of the Los Gigant3s Tour and have launched their “Levántate un 10” campaign featuring Carlos Ponce and Alejandra Espinoza!  The campaign is about allowing its customers to achieve “un diez en servicio cellular.” And, ever wished Carlos or Alejandra gave you a call?  By texting either one, you’ll get a call back with a pre-recorded message.  Wait until our hubby’s hear that Carlos Ponce is on the phone! 😉

Also, make sure to join Latina Mom Bloggers and Net10 Wireless Latino on August 15th from 9-10:30pm ET for a Twitter Party! There will be lots of fun prizes, including tickets to the Los Gigant3s tour!  RSVP at Latina Mom Bloggers to be eligible to win prizes.

This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Net10 Wireless.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.


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