In a busy world, it’s tough to balance everything! Some research shows that kids feel their parents pay less attention to them than to their smartphones. You can help your child feel important by setting time aside to be present with them. Spend time together face to face and use eye contact when chatting. You can also agree on times for everyone in the family to put phones and electronics away, like meal times, bedtime and family events.
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