In Search of Lost Screen Time

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Source: Irene Rinaldi

What would happen if people put away their phones for a whole year? In a New York Times Opinion article by Paul Greenberg considering this question, a study by Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary and Dr. Sarah Myruski about maternal phone use and the connection of mothers and infants is quoted. The study found that when mothers were on mobile phones with their infants present, the children were more distressed and less likely to explore their surroundings. If mothers would put their phones aside and look more at their children, it would foster secure attachment for the infants and lead to a stronger connection.

Read the article here.