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When I married my husband, the two of us went on several shopping trips. During these shopping excursions, we looked for beautiful pieces of furniture to fill our new home with. At one store, I was drawn to a lovely oak, curio cabinet. After spotting this item of furniture, I instantly knew I wanted to display my extensive doll collection in it. Do you have a large collection of dolls, model cars, model trains, or snow globes you want to proudly display? Consider shopping for the perfect, stylish piece of furniture to put your beloved things in. On this blog, I hope you will discover smart tips to help you shop for the display case of your dreams. Enjoy!


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Thinking About Giving Your Teen A Smartphone? Tips For You

by Eli Schmidt

When it comes to raising teenagers, there are always those "it" or "must-have" items that they think they absolutely cannot live without. For the majority of teenagers today, smartphones are at the top of the list for such items. However, if you are like most parents, you may be hesitant or concerned about giving your teenager a smartphone and free rein to talk to whomever and use whatever apps they want. Get to know some of the steps you should take when you are considering getting your teenage child a smartphone so you can be sure you are doing what is best for your child. 

Look for Phones That Offer Parental and Screen Time Control Options

Some smartphones are designed to be more child- and parent-friendly than others. There are several options from Samsung, Apple (iPhones), and other companies that offer parental controls and access to phones as well as apps that will impose what is often called "screen time" on the phone. Screen time limitations prevent your child from spending excessive amounts of time texting or on the various apps they may download on their phone. 

You can specify a set number of hours your child can use their phone for those purposes every day as well as set nighttime restrictions so they cannot use their phone late at night. If you are concerned about your child being able to call you in an emergency if their screen time has been used up, do not worry. They can still make phone calls without available screen time, and the apps also allow them to request additional screen time if they need it. 

Be Sure to Invest in Durable Cases and Phone Screen Protectors

No matter how much your child guarantees you that they will be careful with the smartphone you give them, teens are known to be clumsy and even careless at times. Because of this, if you are going to spend hundreds of dollars for them to have a smartphone, you will want to make sure that phone is as protected as possible. 

Invest in a durable and strong case for your child's smartphone. There are many case options available for all types of smartphones that offer excellent impact protection so that if your child drops their phone on a hard surface, it will not be destroyed. 

However, these cases do not fully protect the screen of your child's smartphone. Because of this, you will also want to purchase phone screen protectors. Look for options made of tempered glass, as they are designed to absorb impact and will not shatter. The screen protector is replaceable as well. So, if the screen protector cracks due to an incident, it can safely be removed and replaced so that no damage will come to the phone itself. 

With these tips in mind, you can be sure that if you decide to get your teen a smartphone, you are making the best possible choices for them.