Does Your Phone Get More Of Your Attention Than Your Kids?
You probably put limits on your kids' SCREEN TIME on devices like phones, ipads or gaming devices. It appears now that we as adults have to put limits on our screen time too.
According to a new survey of parents with kids between five and 18 years old, say that nearly have of their children have asked them to put down their phone.
And almost 7 out of 10 of us admit it was hard . . . and they feel, quote, "addicted" to their phone.
The survey also found parents admit to spending an average of two hours and 41 minutes per day hanging out with their kids . . . and two hours and 17 minutes messing around on their phone. That's just a 24-minute difference.
"Nearly 80 percent of parents in our survey believe their relationship with their children would benefit if everyone spent less time on devices," said Ken Seiter, executive vice president of marketing communications at The Toy Association, the group that spearheads The Genius of Play.
"We hope the data will encourage parents to look for more ways to connect with their kids. Playing together as a family is a great way to strengthen bonds and create lasting memories, and The Genius of Play provides hundreds of play ideas to help families balance screen time with playtime."
With all of the things our phones do now (and have taken the place of) it is hard to disconnect from ...calendars, email, texts, videos...