We moan about our children being glued to their phones these days, but is it any wonder when the adults of today are equally addicted?
Everywhere you turn there is someone walking along staring into their phone, occasionally, if you are lucky, looking up to watch where they are going? There are the parents in the playgrounds on their phones, the parents ‘watching’ their kids swim/gymnastics/football lesson on their phone. If we want them to come off their electronics, should we not set them a better example? We can’t sit there and say, ‘Oh the younger generation are such addicts,’ when we are no better.
And yes, I am including myself in this. I often sit with my phone, initially looking up something that is of interest or that the kids have actually asked me about, but then get side tracked and eventually find myself on facebook knowing how Karen in finances weekend went!
It is highly addictive, but so often mindless and pointless. I for one am going to make a concerted effort to put my phone away once the kids get home, until they go to be. Break the habit. Lead by example. But let’s not moan at the kids who, afterall, have most probably become like this due to us.