Could your kids be jealous of your smartphone?

The MomsEveryday Panel

Do you ever feel guilty about being on your phone too much? Staying connected with friends and family through our phone is important, but sometimes we all need to put the phone down and have a little face to face time.

National surveys show that children often feel neglected and unimportant when their parents are constantly on their phones.

Most of us can agree that it's a balance. When it comes to parenting in the modern world, consider the following:

  • Watch your children closely and make sure their needs are being met.
  • Make sure that certain times, like mealtime, are technology free.
  • Check emails and social media before the kids get up, while they're at school or after they go to bed.
  • Spend the evenings unplugged.