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Baby in One Hand, Phone in the Other. Is This the New Normal?


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Pinch us! We are thrilled and honored to have an article that is now LIVE over at Thrive Global. In the article, "Baby in One Hand, Phone in the Other. Is This the New Normal?" we discuss the use of digital devices for parents of young children. We are all guilty of using our devices around our kids, but does that mean we're bad parents? Together, we tackle the real feelings of mom guilt and take a deeper look at how parenting, in this digital age, is different from the generations before us.

ARTICLE PREVIEW

Panic, guilt, fear… These are just a few of the emotions that came up while reading Arianna Huffington’s “We Are Now Realizing What Screen Use By Parents Is Doing To Kids, And It’s Troubling” article last week. I was struck by flashbacks of all the times my phone was in hand while holding babies. Memories arose of the many times I was not present, using my phone as an escape into a world of social media, work, or just a distraction from the tiny humans that were running my life...

...With my childhood education background, I know the best practices of parenting. That said, I needed to dive deeper into this article with Kelly to understand what it means for me and my kids, with the knowledge that I am guilty.

Here’s what Kelly had to say… Continue Reading on ThriveGlobal.com ->

 

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