“Let it go! Let it go,” belted out my toddler, as the song from “Frozen” played in the background.
I lifted my head from my phone, where I had been checking social media.
“Can’t hold it back anymore!” I sang, correcting her.
She ignored me and kept singing.
My eyes darted back down to the luring glow of my screen: photos, videos, status updates, clickbait headlines. When I looked up again, my daughter was watching me, gently mouthing the words to her favourite song.
It was in that moment that it hit me: For a parent who worries that her kids are getting too much screen time, I am doing exactly what I am trying to teach my girls not to do. Talk about modelling bad behaviour. [Read more…]