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Gadget-Addicted Kids Ignore Parents Too

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You must have already noticed the fact that your kid ignores you when he is busy playing video games or watching TV. Well, it happens. Kids get glued to the screen and forget about their surroundings when they are absorbed in such activities.

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A new study claims that the levels of communication drastically suffer when children get hooked up to smart phones or television sets.
Also, this study claimed that the bond between children and parents might get affected if the role of such devices isn't controlled.

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Though it is impossible to live a life devoid of the gadgets and the television, researchers recommend controlling the amount of usage and engagement.

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Also, when it comes to academics of kids, such gadgets and devices seem to affect the performance in the long run.
The best way to counter the effect is to strengthen the parent-child relationship and also minimise the usage of gadgets gradually.

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On the other hand, it isn't advisable to totally cut television, Internet or smart phones from the life of your child as that might make your kid lose touch with the latest developments in the technological world. A healthy thing to do is to direct the child's attention towards good things.

Read more about: parenting, kids
Story first published: Friday, May 27, 2016, 17:07 [IST]
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