In the intricate world of parenting, the allure of smartphones as a quick escape from daily challenges is undeniable. Despite the desire to cut down on screen time, many find it challenging to create a plan amid the demanding routine of parenting.
A national poll by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital revealed that over half of parents express a desire to spend less time on their phones, often setting this goal during significant moments like the new year or the start of school.
Dr. Jenny Radesky, a developmental behavioral pediatrician at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, acknowledges the difficulty of disengaging from phones, designed to compete for attention.
Instead of dwelling on guilt, Radesky proposes practical strategies for parents seeking to reduce their phone usage, as first reported by Mashable: