Parents: Don't Put Your Phone Away When You're With the Kids! Let Me Explain... by B.I. Mansour
Parents: Don't put your phone away when you're with your kids. Let me clarify. By phone, I mean the camera. Technology has allowed us to carry our cameras, computers, faxes, dictionaries, encyclopedias... The list goes on and on, all in one device. Unfortunately, all that means many more distractions. While I am very intentional about living life with them, I refuse to leave my phone at home or in the car. Here's why:
- I want to celebrate them. My kids do some pretty amazing things. They are fearless. So, I want to shout them out when they accomplish a significant feat.
- My kids are hilarious! While most parents feel this way about their own, my completely biased opinion has proven that my kids are some of the funniest on the planet. Why not share these moments of joy with the world, if it can put a smile on someone else's face?
- I am terrified. It seems like every day, I struggle to remember something one of my children said or did, years or even months before. The way they mispronounced spaghetti. The way they always walk on their tip toes as a toddler. They way they refer to Santa as "The Ho-ho."
Please share your thoughts!