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Smartphones vs children


We know parenthood brings many new things to worry about but maybe we can ease your fears about the impact smartphones can have on your relationship with your children.


New analysis published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry shows mums and dads using their phones can actually even improve their parenting skills!


The authors found the effect of phone use on parenting depends of whether or not it replaces time with family and if it is associated with family conflict.


They found at low levels of displacing time with family, more smartphone use was actually associated with better parenting.


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