I see it every day, I don't know if I am sensitive to it because I do not own a cellphone, or because - stuff like this drives me crazy! LOL
It's not just kids it's MOMS! I don't mean teens either, I know several moms who are addicted to their phones and it is, quite frankly very sad to see.
I was out the other day and I saw a little girl and mom, the girl had just caught a bug, the mom was oblivious - as I walked towards them I could hear and see her excitement but mom was glued to her phone. The little girl looked up, was obviously use to being ignored and went along her way. My husband who drives all over the city tells me he sees it all the time as well, often mom driving on the phone with a car full of kids.
It is proven a deadly distraction, especially driving - but they just can't seem to ignore it.
I think it is even worse with many now getting FB messages on their phone.
I have a male friend who is telling me about his wife... "it's glued to her hand" they have 3 kids and she is always on her phone. He does not know what to do - he is tired of fighting about it. They say to be happy live in the now. How can anyone be in the now when they are constantly distracted?
HOW do you think your children are doing? What are you teaching them?
We have had generations - distracted, by television, alcohol and other drugs and now cell phones that never leave their side.
ARE your children so unimportant - you hardly give them your undivided attention anymore? It's a fact. I am sure I will hit a nerve with a few people. So be it. It is what it is and it is a growing problem.
I know many of these same people later will say -
"I don't understand them, they ignore me, they don't want to talk to me.. "
No, I guess not. They have lived and LEARNED.
You have led by example.
You get what you give.
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