Me I get by without a landline or Cell phone last 10 years.
When I raised my daughters when they wanted something because it was cool and too fit in with being cool.
I would say No! most times. But it was quite acceptable for them to go out there and earn their own cash and pay for it.
Half the time it turned out for them not to be such a cool thing to have after all.
When they wanted a computer fine I supplied them with one. But they had to learn on it everyday.
And once a week would ask them to show me what they learned on the computer that week.
This was when they were in 3rd grade since they were twins. What got me flustered were they were both Honor Students.
And didn't even know their multiplication tables. I was appalled when the teacher told me in a conference that they were more concerned about bolstering their self-esteem then teaching them critical real world problem solving and learning things like Math,Science,etc..
So went home and drew up lessons plans off the internet supplied by other teachers.
And they had an hour of additional lessons I put together for them.
And yep they hated those real world work problems I gave them on Math,Science,English,etc..
Which help them use what they learned to solve real world problems.
Turns out they thanked me as they became adults one going to college and seeing all the struggling freshman with starting prep courses as coming out of High School weren't prepared for any of the entry college courses required.