iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
What place do mobile devices have in a parent’s hands? Researchers at Boston University and the University of Michigan aim to find out more by interviewing a diverse group of parents and caregivers.
They asked them just simply “How do you feel about your devices and your parenting?” Some described the technology as a peacekeeper, but others felt these modern conveniences created a modern disconnect.
However parents feel, this technology is part of life, and it’s here to stay. So try to have some phone-free times during your day. Ask yourself if something you’re about to text or email could be or should be communicated face-to-face or verbally, the old fashioned way.
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