Are parents on their devices influencing their young child?

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When I see parents with young children on their digital devices I worry about the lack of attention to their kids. And then I wonder if I’m just an old fogey not accepting new realities. Just like my mother who said “who needs colour TV, black-and-white looks just fine to me”.

But this article has some research that confirms some of my concerns. It Is in children’s DNA and part of our evolutionary heritage that parents pay close attention to young children. We are the species that spends the longest time raising and protecting our young. And they look to our eyes for safety, reassurance and the nonverbal messages that we are there for them.

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