. . . it’s not a good habit for your kids.
In fact, it’s an awful idea.
In a series of studies on multitasking, Stanford University surveyed over 3400 girls between the ages of 8-12 who watched television while doing homework, while chatting on Facebook, while texting on the phone, while . . . well you get the idea.
What they found is these girls – who are at critical stages in learning social skills – were not getting enough practice at talking face-to-face, reading body language, and identifying verbal cues if they were enthusiastic multitaskers.
Dr. Cliff Nass said the chronic multitasking girls in the study showed “. . . much worse social and emotional development.”
Pretty sobering, isn’t it?
Do you think there might be a happy balance between multitasking and focus? Or do you agree with Stanford’s findings?