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I try to be cognizant about not using my smartphone around my son - to be fully present when I am around him so that his main childhood memory of his mother isn't one of me with my body hunched over a handheld screen. But I know that I have texted while walking, and of course, I use my headphones while I jog.
This recent report by Safe Kids Worldwide has shown me what a horrible example I am being - especially for teens.
My phone is now going to stay in my purse. And if I need it, I will pull over to the side of the sidewalk first.