I'm Not a Bad Mom Because I Like My iPhone

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[Editor's Note: You may have seen a blog post floating around in the past week about how you're missing your kid's childhood if you're too engrossed in your favorite forms of technology. Emily Steen holds a different belief and defends living in an interconnected world and family. I applaud her point of view. Which do you side with? -Jenna]

How to Be Condescending:

Dad, corrupting the youth.Some people escape into books. Some into painting or gardening or building rockets. This has always been the case. I don’t really see any difference.

Of course it’s important to acknowledge your family and the others in your lives. To look them in the eye, listen when they talk, and be fully present when they need you – but I don’t see that as having anything to do with being less connected. I see that as being a decent human being.

So, my response to the article is as follows:

I am a connected mom. I interact constantly and I learn constantly. My children know they are important. They know because I’m their mom. I bandage scrapes and icepack bumps and come running when they have nightmares. They do not have some woeful mourning inferiority because I sometimes play Jetpack Joyride.

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