I’m over at the Washington Post, talking about kids, cameras, and parental paparazzi! Here’s an excerpt from my post, “Parents, Can We Put Down Our Cameras?”
And so I’ve vowed to put my camera away going forward. I’d rather experience my daughter’s spring concert than photograph it. I’d rather sing “Happy Birthday” to my son and enjoy the smiles on his classmates’ faces as they feast on cupcakes than watch the festivities through a screen. Because every ounce of energy I put into trying to get the “perfect shot”— into trying to zoom the camera just right, or get the best lighting or the right angle — is energy I’m not focusing on the present moment. And as my children grow older, I’m realizing these are moments I’ll never get back. Read the full article.
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