Children of parents that spend too much time on their smartphones are more likely to have behavioural problems later on, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan and Illinois State University that surveyed almost 200 families. Of parents who participated in the study, 40 per cent of mothers and 32 per cent of fathers admitted to some form of phone addiction – including feeling the constant urge to check messages, thinking about incoming calls or texts frequently, or feeling that they used their phones too much in general.
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