As a parent myself, I am guilty of being on my phone at times when I shouldn't be. It's pretty safe to say that we all have done this from time to time. What we're not realizing is that our children are noticing us paying more attention to that stupid devise in our hands than we are to them.
A 2nd graders in Louisiana was asked to write about an invention that they wished was never made. 4 of the students wrote about the same topic, the CELL PHONE! See what I mean, they're noticing even if you think they're not.
Their letters are heartbreaking. Go ahead, read them, how can you not feel for these little people who really just want their parents to pay attention and or notice them.