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Why I refused to get phone for my 15-year-old daughter – Bisola Aiyeola

Notable actress, Bisola Aiyeola gets candid on her refusal to buy her 15-year-old daughter a phone despite the criticism she faces regarding her parenting choices.

In the latest episode of ‘Mums Next Door’ with Maria Chike, Bisola disclosed that she faced criticism for being overprotective for not allowing her daughter to have a phone until she turns 16.

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Bisola Aiyeola mentioned that people have judged her decision, questioning how her daughter would handle emergencies or if it would make her fall behind her classmates. However, she assured her daughter own a laptop for schoolwork and could call her friends on Zoom.

She also recounted an incident where she discovered her daughter had opened a smart chat account on her laptop, leading Bisola to extend the phone ban by another year as a form of discipline.

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Bisola Ayeola on why her daughter won’t use a phone till she’s 16

“Yes, I have been judged by my parenting skills. So, my daughter turned 15 this year, and she still doesn’t have a phone. I have been pretty strict with that part of her life, and she kind of begged.

“I told her she wouldn’t have a phone till she was 16, so she still had one more year to go. And people have been asking me, like, what if there is an emergency?

“Wouldn’t she be behind her pairs and all, but she has a laptop for school work?

“If her friends need to talk to her, they can call her on Zoom. Sometimes, people feel like I am overdoing it, or I am trying to be overprotective, and I am like, well, that’s your business.

“There was a time I found out she opened a smart chat account on a laptop, and I was like, how? I disciplined her, which made me extend her phone usage by a year because she was supposed to get it this year at 15″.

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