By: Laurie Wolke
Like so many of you, I find it challenging to strike a balance between the attention commanded by my iPhone and my logical understanding that it is important to put it away. This powerful device allows me to work on the go, read the "newspaper" in between meetings, peruse the Instagram feeds of my friends and family to keep up with their daily lives, make a dinner reservation in under a minute, or look up a fact that is eluding me in seconds.
Yet the attention this miraculous device draws drains our brains and our children's brains.
At Back to School Night, I talked about studies showing the negative impacts on children's school performance, sleep, and social lives resulting from tech devices in their bedrooms. Even more concerning are the many recent studies indicating that mere proximity to our smartphones negatively impacts our intellect.