In many ways technology keeps parents in the loop of the world at large as well as connected to family and friends, but does being online via computers and smart phones make you a worse parent? Maybe. Researchers have been turning their attention on the wedge that technology can drive between kids and their plugged in parents which can leave kids competing for attention and feeling hurt and rejected.
A New York Times article, "The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In," by Julie Scelfo explored this topic recently. One of the mothers (also a blogger) interviewed instituted a no-internet ban between 4pm and 8pm for herself - to the delight of her children.
Read the full article here - definitely food for thought.
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