I've talked before about screen time and toddlers, but like most moms, I need to have a conversation with myself about screen time. So here we go:
Lauren, you need to put down your phone. That text you are answering/word you are about to play to cream your husband at Hanging With Friends/email you are going to check/call you are screening/movie you can't remember that you are going to look up on IMDB is no where near as important as whatever your son is doing right now. He is three years old and at the verge of making long-term memories that he will be able to recall well into his 80s. Do you want his first memory of his mother to be of her hunched over her phone tapping away at something? No? I didn't think so. You don't have to cut cold turkey, but you definitely need to cut back: You really don't need to look something up right now. If calls are important, there will be a voice mail. Technology can wait until he is napping.So, who is with me? Do you use your phone too much?