The hazards of driving while texting (DWT) are well-known.
But what about parenting while texting, coined here as PWT?
Although many parents follow a family rule of no phones during mealtime, texting/checking email while watching kids at the playground is common. Multi-tasking is built into parenting, and it’s so easy to push a swing while talking on the phone, some parents say, “Why not?”
Yet I hear “Watch me, watch me” echoing across playgrounds and soccer fields these days, as kids become vocal about getting undivided attention from the most important people in the world.