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As I'm reading (and writing on EF) on a tablet next to me, Little Rufus is half on my lap, half on the sofa "reading" her book (no don't you read it thank you Mummy), occasionally adding a block to a Duplo tower and waiting for the accompanying vocal admiration from yours truly, and admonishing the Hound for something she probably hasn't done. We are both watching Hey, Duggee ( highly recommended as it's clearly made with an eye for parents too).

That's my independent little multi-tasker.
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Re: Parents and thier phones

I'd retitle this: People and their mobiles

Growing up in a pre-mobile era, I found people to be more aware of their surroundings. Now it seems (and I'm guilty of this too) that when we see something special, we turn to our mobiles first to get reactions, info or save the image without really enjoying the moment around you.

I forgot my mobile on a weekend trip to Genoa. I experienced the city more intensively and was less stressed than had I had my mobile with me.

I revert far too quickly to my mobile for instant satisfaction. It's like a drug that satisfies something in my brain. I'd go so far to say that mobile dependency is the new addiction.
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Old 16.03.2017, 13:24
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I'd retitle this: People and their mobiles

Growing up in a pre-mobile era, I found people to be more aware of their surroundings. Now it seems (and I'm guilty of this too) that when we see something special, we turn to our mobiles first to get reactions, info or save the image without really enjoying the moment around you.

I forgot my mobile on a weekend trip to Genoa. I experienced the city more intensively and was less stressed than had I had my mobile with me.

I revert far too quickly to my mobile for instant satisfaction. It's like a drug that satisfies something in my brain. I'd go so far to say that mobile dependency is the new addiction.
Completely agree.

Except at a kids park/swimming lesson/party at a play barn () - mobile dependency is mental self defence in those cases.
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Old 16.03.2017, 13:28
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Re: Parents and thier phones

I am surprised that the OP believes the UK is "better" in this regard than CH. I find that it is equally crap, but generally CH culture was (note tense) better about "family time" than the UK. This may have erroded with ever cheaper phone rates!
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I am surprised that the OP believes the UK is "better" in this regard than CH. I find that it is equally crap, but generally CH culture was (note tense) better about "family time" than the UK. This may have erroded with ever cheaper phone rates!
Not "better" just a observational difference of experience
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I revert far too quickly to my mobile for instant satisfaction. It's like a drug that satisfies something in my brain. I'd go so far to say that mobile dependency is the new addiction.
Here you go: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU

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Not "better" just a observational difference of experience
Whatever mate. Your post clearly communicates that you believe this to be better.
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Re: Parents and thier phones

In the days before natels, I'd take a bottle of wine, some munchies, and a book to the park while watching the kids.

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What is this ever incessant need to have a screen in front of your face instead of talking to the person you are with?
Yes, I'm with you on this.

Interesting article here (in German), in Fritz und Fränzi, which is a magazine for parents.
https://www.fritzundfraenzi.ch/medie...chts-zu-suchen

The author, Jesper Juul, is a Danish family therapist who trained and worked in the Netherlands and in the USA. He writes that when asked what they'd like to have different in the way they live, many primary-school children reply that they wish their parents had more time to spend with them.

He then says that though, of course, the technologies are important and useful, each relationship needs some focussed attention on the other person/people, and needs to be able to rely on such times recurring. He therefore recommends defining some blocks of each day (e.g. from waking till leaving for school/work, or from leaving the house till arriving at the next place, or mealtimes, etc.) as guaranteed mobile-technology-free zones.

This, he says, is important not only so that the child gets time with the parent who is not part-way preoccupied with the device, but also so that the child learns, by role model, that it is possible, as a developed adult, to conduct one's life enjoyably, without being permanently emotionally dependent on the electronic devices.
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What is this ever incessant need to have a screen in front of your face instead of talking to the person you are with? It really pisses me off.
But how else would you find how our obsession with mobile devices is destroying civilisation?
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Re: Parents and thier phones

I sometimes find those who complain about others with their face buried in a mobile phone (or book, or using headphones), suffer from some sort of arrogant superiority complex. That type of person who believes that the whole world is a movie, they are the STAR and everyone else are extras.


Everyone silently doing nothing on the train (for instance) are all equals, except for the individual above: There are sooo many interesting thoughts going through their head!


When they see another person engaging in another activity---independent of the STAR--something must be wrong with that person: "How can they be doing something ELSE when I'm right here in all my glory! How can something on that 'device' be more interesting than the STAR of the movie. How Dare They?! Me! This one!"
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I think some people are being a little too defensive in this thread...can't imagine why...
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I think some people are being a little too defensive in this thread...can't imagine why...
You can google it on your phone next time you're waiting for a bus/train/tram/kid.
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I think some people are being a little too defensive in this thread...can't imagine why...
It would be interesting if each EF post included an indication of if the user was using a phone or a computer, as well as a geolocation tag, wouldn't it?
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It would be interesting if each EF post included an indication of if the user was using a phone or a computer, as well as a geolocation tag, wouldn't it?
Yeah, cos parents just don't have enough things to feel guilty about do they?


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