There’s been a lot of talk about “distracted parenting” over the past few months, with no shortage of research, rants and Facebook feuds fueling the fire. On the one hand, emerging research such as this study suggests that parenting while glued to your phone creates kids who are more likely to engage in risky behavior.
On the other hand, parenting can be an isolating business, and mobile devices can help moms and dads feel connected. So where is your own iParenting sweet spot? We love Rachel Simmons’ argument for “somewhat distracted parenting” in this article for Time magazine.