A terrific story by Steve Henn, at NPR’s all tech considered, about his kids calling him on his distractions due to his constant phone use. His 12-year-old daughter said, “Sometimes at night you’ll just stand around and … you’ll have your phone out and you’ll just type and you’ll just stand there.”
How often is your child is trying to get your attention? And how many times an hour do you say, “Just a minute, I just have to send this message or make this call?” Sure, sometimes you really do need to, but other times you just might be lost in the good feelings you get from being connected to the world. I’m not saying you shouldn’t be connected….but ask yourself if you are also connected to the little beings who so much want your attention and delight. And are you connected to the world around you.
Setting limits on screen time is not just for kids. It’s for us adults as well. Try it, you may like it.