I’m back on the Washington Post‘s “On Parenting Page,” with a new article about why I felt My iPhone Addiction Was Making Me a Terrible Mom. Here’s a sneak preview:
It started innocently enough. I would check e-mail throughout the day, mostly for work. Soon I found myself checking Facebook first thing in the morning, and sneaking peeks at my blog before going to bed. Eventually I reached the point where I’d even check my weather app for a fix. It became common for me to hollowly promise my kids “just one more minute” while sitting in the grocery store parking lot, the kids strapped impatiently in their car seats, while I desperately scrolled past LinkedIn invitations and kitchenware sales, looking for something I couldn’t define. These were not my proudest moments.
Do you feel “addicted” to your smartphone? Is it affecting how you parent? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
photo credit: On the phone. via photopin (license)
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