Distracted Families

It’s back to school season which means it’s back to the books for children and back to the familiar classroom battle of convincing students that it is in fact possible to survive the next 40 minutes of class without having a cell phone attached to your hand.  Smart phones have put the world at our fingertips; making immediately available not just communication, but information, music, email and games.  While we often hear teachers and parents complain about children and teens’ excessive use of their cell phones, the reality is that increasingly more often it is the parents who are attached to their technology, making more of our parenting moments, distracted moments.

It seems the 9-5 work day Dolly Parton once sang about doesn’t exist anymore.  We are constantly answering emails, looking up information and calling clients outside of the traditional work day.  Our Smartphones make it easy for us to do that.  We are becoming expert muti-taskers; shooting off one more quick email while sitting down to dinner, or answering a phone call while supervising play dates at the park.  While technology has made it possible for us to stay connected virtually all the time, research shows that this may be at the expense of our relationships with our children.

In a recent study discussed in Psychology Today, research shows that during a family meal at a restaurant, 40 out of 55 parents/guardians were on their phones during the meal.  Of those, 16 caregivers were on their device continually. The consequence of this distracted parenting was that the children’s inappropriate behavior steadily increased as the parent’s attention was diverted elsewhere.  The child steadily increased their undesired behavior in order to try to gain the parent’s attention.  Perhaps even worse, in some cases the child appeared resigned to being ignored while the parent was on their device.  When a parent is engaged with technology during family time, the message conveyed is one that suggests that whatever is occurring on the phone is more important than the conversation or the opportunity to connect with the family members around you.

It is not realistic (and indeed not helpful) to give our children 100% of our attention at all times.  However, by setting aside a time each day (i.e. meal time) where screen time is not allowed for either children OR parents will help to re-establish connections and remind children that their ideas and experiences are worth our undivided attention.  By establishing a routine of when and where it is appropriate to use technology, we can model good mobile behavior for our children and ensure that the time spent together is not distracted time.

#KeepItInYourPocket! We have comfy, fashionable clothes that have an inside pocket for you to store your device.  Take time to connect and observe the world around you and take a break from your screen.  Shop our selection to help you do just that at www.insidepocketco.com and visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/insidepocketco

*With reference to “Are you a Distracted Parent?” www.psychologytoday.com

Trackbacks and pingbacks

  1. Penyebab Terjadinya Wasir
    Penyebab Terjadinya Wasir Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique,…
  2. Ambeien
    Obat Ambeien Di Apotik Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  3. Obat Benjolan Di Sekitar Anus
    Obat Benjolan Di Sekitar Anus Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  4. Berdarah
    Obat Bab Sering Berdarah Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  5. Ibu
    Obat Ambeien Wasir Untuk Ibu Hamil Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you…
  6. Ambeien
    Obat Ampuh Wasir Dalam Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  7. obat dokter untuk ambeien berdarah
    obat dokter untuk ambeien berdarah Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  8. obat ambeien buat balita
    obat ambeien untuk balita Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  9. obat ambeien yang diminum
    Obat Ambeien Yang Diminum Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  10. kutil
    obat penyakit kutil pada kemaluan Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  11. contoh gambar penyakit kutil kelamin
    contoh gambar penyakit kutil kelamin Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  12. kutil
    obat penyakit kutil pada kelamin Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  13. kutil
    obat kutil untuk kelamin Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  14. obat kutil kelaminjengger ayam
    obat kutil kelaminjengger ayam Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  15. obat tradisional untuk jengger ayam
    obat tradisional untuk jengger ayam Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  16. kutil
    obat minum untuk kutil kelamin Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  17. obat
    obat kutil kelamin yg alami Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  18. hpv
    faktor penyebab hpv Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique,…
  19. dubur
    daging tumbuh di dekat dubur Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  20. ciri ciri penyakit kondiloma akuminata
    ciri ciri penyakit kondiloma akuminata Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  21. penyakit
    daging tumbuh di anus pada anak Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you…
  22. kemaluan
    daging tumbuh di dekat kemaluan Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  23. hpv
    ciri terkena hpv Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique,…
  24. infeksi
    ciri infeksi hpv Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique,…
  25. cara
    cara pengobatan kondiloma Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique,…
  26. kutil
    cara pengobatan kutil kelamin secara Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  27. cara
    cara menyembuhkan kutil kelamin secara Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  28. penyakit
    obat penyakit jengger ayam Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  29. obat
    obat oral kutil kelamin Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  30. kutil
    obat kutil selangkangan Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique,…
  31. condyloma
    obat oral condyloma Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique,…
  32. kutil
    obat kutil kelamin yg paling ampuh Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you…
  33. kutil
    obat kutil kulit kelamin Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  34. paket
    obat kutil kelamin paket Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  35. yang
    obat kutil kelamin yang ada diapotik Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you…
  36. obat
    obat kutil di sekitar kelamin Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  37. kutil
    obat kutil kelamin Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique,…
  38. kutil
    obat herbal kutil kelamin Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  39. jengger
    cara menghilangkan penyakit jengger ayam Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  40. penyakit
    bahaya penyakit kutil kelamin Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  41. obat
    obat#https://goo.gl/9zoFYD Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique, interesting and…
  42. kelamin
    obat kutil kelamin di bandung Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  43. obat
    obat kondiloma akuminata di apotik Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  44. jengger
    obat kondiloma kutil kelamin jengger Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  45. ayam
    obat buat penyakit jengger ayam Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  46. jengger
    obat kutil jengger ayam Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  47. kutil
    kutil kelamin muncul kembali Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  48. cara
    cara mengobati kutil kelamin Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  49. kemaluan
    cara mengobati kutil kemaluan Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  50. kutil
    apakah penyakit kutil kelamin bisa Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  51. obat
    obat kutil di sekitar kemaluan Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  52. penyakit
    mengobati penyakit jengger ayam Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  53. kutil
    nama obat salep kutil kelamin Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  54. jengger
    nama obat jengger ayam di apotik Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you…
  55. obat daging tumbuh di kemaluan
    obat daging tumbuh di kemaluan Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  56. kondiloma
    obat herbal untuk kondiloma Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very…
  57. hpv
    menyembuhkan kutil kelamin secara alami Hai i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe.…
  58. wasir
    sebab terjadinya wasir Hallo i particularly like about the picture / article / presentation that you describe. Very unique,…

Leave a reply