Are You a “Distracted Parent?”

Could your smartphone or tablet be dangerous to your baby’s health?

Some researchers say it’s a possibility.

“It speaks to the importance of having regular patterns in your interactions with your child–and, a clear way to do that would be to set the phone aside when it’s reading time or play time” said Hal Stern at the University of California-Irvine.

Stern said such “distracted parenting” can disrupt your baby’s brain development, and even lead to emotional disorders later in life.

“As children become adolescents, one might expect effects on risk-taking behaviors” Stern said.

SHARE

RELATED CONTENT

San Antonio group is helping grandparents who are raising grandchildren San Antonio food pantry for pets needs donations Woman killed in rollover accident was not wearing seat belt Even hotter weather expected for Texas New Braunfels man arrested, accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old H-E-B recalls some Creamy Creations products
Comments