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How do cell phones affect our kids?

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We all use cell phones. Rather than becoming a way of communicating, they’ve become our go-to time killer. We even let our kids use them.

According to The Stir, that may be a bad idea. It turns out cell phones are affecting children in a lot of negative ways.

If you want to fire a quick text at a restaurant, your child is more likely to act out to get attention.

Is your kid a little awkward in social situations? Think about that the next time you’re on your iPhone while they’re telling a story. Kids are getting worse at reading social cues. Oh, they’re also not developing a large vocabulary while you play “Words with Friends” and they’re more scared of other people.

Motto of the story? “Angry Birds” can wait. Your child’s development can’t.

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