Should you be on the cell phone at your child’s game?
A few weeks ago, a parent asked me what I thought about cell phone usage and texting during a game. He was a coach and recently emailed this request to the parents of his team:
Unplug your phones! Kids sports are about having fun, and because kids take their behavioral cues from you, try to at least look like you’re enjoying yourself. If your child sees you texting or talking on your phone during a game; later ask them if it bothered them. You may be surprised. While you may have important business obligations, make sure you’re not plugged in during your child’s game. Bring your own snacks like: peanut in the shells, sunflower seeds, etc. Share them. Make friends; have fun and remember, watching kids’ sports tend to be a social affair, so enjoy the game! There is no rewind or retrieval button when it comes to these moments.
I’d like to hear your opinion on this one…