What happens to children whose parents are addicted to smartphones

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According to a research, children who have parents that are eaten up by their phones are more likely to be attention-seekers

In today’s generation, it’s hard for both children and adults to look away from their smartphones.

The negative effects of digital addiction to young people are heavily documented.

Besides physical repercussions such as joint aches and pains, vision problems, too much screen time can also give rise to aggression and loss of social skills in kids.

"If your teens would prefer gaming indoors, alone, as opposed to going out to the movies, meeting friends for burgers or any of the other ways that teens build camaraderie, you may have a problem,” connectivity expert Holland Haiis says in her book Consciously Connecting: A Simple Process to Reconnect in a Disconnected World.

However, she also said that technological addiction isn’t exclusive to young people: it can affect people of all ages.

In fact, smartphone addicted parents can even be more harmful to children.

According to a study, parents who are texting while attending to their children makes their children feel as though they are being neglected. Not only that, they can even feel that they're in competition against the device.

Child development specialist Dr. Jenny Radesky of Boston Medical Center was inspired to conduct a study after she noticed that most parents are ignoring their kids in favor of a mobile device.

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