Hold the phone, are texting parents bad for kids?

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March 11th, 2014

Christian Science Monitor
School of Medicine

A new study published in Pedriatrics by a team from Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical Center concludes that, depending on the level of absorption into activities on a smart phone, caregivers using a smart phone at mealtimes were harsher on their kids acting out at the table…

Expert quote:

“Caregivers who were highly absorbed in their devices seemed to have more negative or less engaged interactions with children.”

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