- good connecting with our kids and partners
- quality time together
- feeling special to someone
- showing others you love them
The reality is we show and grow these things most of all by our behavior--what we DO. It's what we DO that matters as much, and oftentimes more, far more, than what we SAY.
Research from Boston Medical Center came out this month and shows that, not only are we missing time and connection opportunities when we are on our phones, our attitudes are impacted in negative ways! Basically, the study showed that parents become irritable and crankier with their kids when using a cell phone. The "distracting allure" of the phone takes over and makes you crankier when interrupted by your child. That's a wake up call!
The article is here: