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Parents beware! Your smartphone obsession may affect your kid's behaviour

Interruptions could be as simple as checking phone messages during conversations with their children

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

Parents, take note! Interrupting family time by constantly checking your smartphone - a phenomenon dubbed as 'technoference' - may increase behaviour problems in your kids, scientists have found. Researchers, including those from Illinois State University in the US, found that even low or seemingly normal amounts of tech-related interruption were associated with greater child behaviour problems, such as oversensitivity, hot tempers, hyperactivity and whining. They analysed surveys completed separately by both mothers and fathers from about 170 two-parent ...

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First Published: Thu, May 25 2017. 14:17 IST
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