Researchers Find Parents’ Digital Distraction Affects Kids

Dr. Perri Klass interviews Dr. Steiner-Adair in a report on a new study in the journal "Pediatrics" about parents' digital distraction. Excerpt:

“Children of all ages — 2, 15, 18, 22 — used the same phrases to talk about how hard it is for them to get their parents’ attention when they need it: sad, angry, mad, frustrated,” she said. They were complaining that their parents were focused on screens, she continued, “like a child’s chorus of all ages, talking about this new sibling rivalry, only it’s not a new member of the family — it’s a new screen, it’s a device.”

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