More than fast food

I respect research, although it’s often boring to read, and has few practical applications.

Perhaps that why research from a group of Boston pediatricians is so refreshing: they studied a real life issue (cell phone use) in a real-time location (fast food restaurant) with real people (moms and dads.)

The study looked at how parents engage with their cell phones and their kids at a fast food restaurant.

The research raised more questions than answers, but perhaps others will use this work as a model to answer key questions about how mobile tech is changing family communication.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/03/05/peds.2013-3703.full.pdf

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