It’s no secret that kids are the greatest observers of social cues and human interactions. The molding of their minds, habits, and perspectives start long before they step foot in a daycare or classroom. It starts in our homes with the verbal and nonverbal cues that we give them about what’s healthy and most importantly, and what’s not.
In the 21st century, it really starts with how often we choose to make an intentional effort to look up from our smartphones, put them down and be present in what’s happening in the moment.
Kids Think Parents Are Too Distracted
According to Highlights magazine State of the Kid survey results, 62% of our kids think parents are too distracted to listen when they’re attempting to talk to us; technology, including cell phones, laptops and TV’s accounted for 51% of those “distractions.”
Given that a study by Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of Americans have