Put Away Your Smartphone; Your Kids' Health Might Depend On It
A recent study suggests that children who receive "fragmented" attention from their mothers might develop emotional problems in the future.By Matt Moreno | January 7, 2016
We know children require a lot of attention, but what happens if you don't pay attention to how much attention you're really giving them?
A new study out of the University of California, Irvine says devoting more attention to your smartphones than your children could mean they'll have improper brain development and emotional disorders later in life.
The study, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, looked at two groups of rats: one group in normal, caged conditions and the other in more chaotic conditions. While maternal care for both groups was similar, the chaotic conditions had mothers displaying unpredictable behavior. (Video via Understanding Animal Research)