Article: For the Children's Sake, Put Down that Smartphone
Sigh, the digital age and kids. I post this as a mom who is rather guilty of this very thing, but I would hate for my phone usage to make my daughter sad! I think my husband is on his phone much more in front of our daughter than I am. He has ADHD (diagnosed, being treated medically), and sometimes he can't sit through a single television show without picking up his phone to look something up. I think I could curb my habit more easily than he could. It does make me proverbially wring my hands, though.
My daughter is under two, doesn't watch TV, but LOVES interactive tablet games. And here is where I worry--if I leave and say good bye lately, she goes into meltdown from very age-appropriate separation anxiety. However, if she's on a tablet playing a game while I leave, NBD. Hardly notices. And I worry about that. We do limit her time daily, but that it is so engrossing to her...I don't know what the implications are there. Bad? It feels bad, lol.
What do you think? How wired are you and your family?
As far as how wired are we? Well, it could be worse. The kids have laptops, Mini has a cell phone. They aren't on them constantly though, so I don't stress about it too much.