In the modern digital age the smart phone is our saviour but can also prove our own worst enemy.
There has been a great deal written about the dangers posed to children through spending too much time on their smart phone.
But how many of us as parents are guilty of spending time on our phones when we are spending time with our children when we should be giving our them our undivided attention.
Recent research has shown that there is a link between how long a parent spends on their phone when looking after their children and the degree of poor behaviour their children exhibit:
When we are with our kids can we honestly say that we do not let our phone distract us from enjoying what should be focused and quality time?
There are a number of solutions that can experimented with to help us to address this problem of distraction.
We can try leaving our phone at home if we are going out for a short trip such as a walk.
Or we can switch our phone off for periods of time when with our children to avoid distractions.
A temporary out of office message for our our emails or a voicemail stating we are unavailable and who to contact in our absence can give us piece of mind if anything comes up during this time.
If the only source of taking photos is through our Smartphone we use a separate camera to address this.
Going without our phone can prove difficult but through experimenting with some of the suggestions above we can take steps towards enhancing the time we do have with out children.
Do your kids ever ask you to put your phone away when you are spending time with them?
Do you think that you and your children would benefit from you putting your phone away when you are with them so you can enjoy quality time together?
As always it would be great to hear from you with your comments below 🙂
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