Also, too many parents do less parenting because of their phones. In a restaurant a few nights black as I waited for my take-out, I saw a man and his 10 year old son at a table. The father was velcroed to his phone for the 7 or 8 minutes I was there (Sports updates? Work? Chitchat?). The boy just kind of looked around and seemed to look often at his father in case he looked up from his phone. They didn’t speak to each other during this time. I happen to know that this father shares custody of his son with his ex-wife. Maybe he was connecting to some pressing info or issue, but it struck me as pretty sad that this dad didn’t/couldn’t disconnect during the too-little time he and his son get to spend together. I’d like to blame the phone (and its ubiquity and capabilities) but I blame the person.