Are Cell-Phone-Distracted Parents Really Endangering Kids at the Playground?

From New York Magazine:

These days, lots of people are wondering whether a certain type of over-scheduling, over-supervising type of parenting might be doing more harm than good — Jennifer Senior recently recently decried the “age of irrational parenting,” and there have been regrettable high-profile incidents of parents having the cops called on them for letting their kids take short walks or play on playgrounds alone. On the other side, of course, are parents who insist all they’re trying to do is keep their kids safe. New research about parents being distracted by their cell phones is only going to throw more fuel on the fire.




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