Smartphones help you to easily manage your work while parenting. It can easily dissolve the monotony of parenting but, at some uninvited charges. Here are 7 undesirable things smartphones are responsible for causing in relationship with your child.
7 Adverse Parenting Effects of Smartphones
1. Cause of Digital Eye Strain
Staring at the smartphone screen for extended periods can cause an eye distress known as ‘Digital Eye Strain.’ While it can happen to both adults and children, the latter is more likely to develop it and to a much higher degree.
2. Harmful Radiation
Every smartphone comes with a radiation reading with it. Most modern phones have very low radiation values but, they can still become a cause of number of diseases and disorders. Especially, with the children. Several researches suggest a high risk for an unborn baby whose mother keeps a smartphone with her at all times.
3. More Sitting, Less Doing
Children requires at least 1 hour of physical activity daily. As smartphones can consume their attention, the sedentary behavior is increased in children that can ultimately result into obesity and disobedience.
4. Multitasking Isn’t Helpful
Smartphones allow you to multitask, even while you’re with the kids. While lucrative, it is inefficient according to a new research. Involvement into a single thing while with your kid(s) allow you to leave a positive impact on your children plus it keeps you relaxed.
5. Smartphone Use at Night Trigger Sleep Disorders
The blue light emitted by a smartphone screen makes the brain to believe that it is still daytime. This is because it is the same light that is present in the daylight. This causes a disruption in the natural sleep cycle and triggers sleep disorders. Children with sleep disorders because of smartphones can have a strained relationship with their parents.
6. Speedy Addiction to Internet and Technology
A child’s brain is rapid at learning. When it finds something highly stimulating, it can develop a habit of it really fast. That’s why, a child’s addiction to the lucrative world of apps and Internet can become a hard-to-break habit. Plus, it can initiate negative behaviors.
7. Using Smartphones while Kid(s) Watching Increases Conflict
It’s common to check your FB status or checking out on Twitterati while your little kid is staring at you with affection. Latest research on the matter suggest that this can cause an increase in conflict between you and your child as his brain interprets this behavior as void with affection.
Try to minimize smartphone and other tech use at home. While with your kids, try to give them your utmost attention.