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Could your cellphone distractions be harming your grandkids?

Written by Diane Archer

A recent study in Pediatrics looks at patterns of cellphone use by parents and other caregivers during mealtime.  While the researchers drew no conclusions from the range of patterns they captured, they found that many caregivers were distracted by their cellphones during meals and were not engaged with the children they were caring for.

No one knows the long-term effects of cellphone distractions.  But, data show that talking to and engaging with children helps with their language development and vocabulary.

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