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What Your Texting and App-ing Communicates About You

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We all love technology…well, at least most of the time. But there is no question that we have all become a mobile obsessed world and our habits of communication have changed dramatically in recent years.

Whether it’s walking down the street or through the store the majority of people that I observe have their noses or their ears tuned to their mobile device and not the world around them. So what are we missing? Well perhaps that most impacted generation is our children who watch this behavior and have no basis of comparison to know whether it’s good or bad.

What is your toddler or baby learning when sitting behind you in the car and you are texting while driving down the road? What are they feeling when you are talking on the phone while grocery shopping and not paying attention to their needs? And what are they learning about communication when at home you are tethered to your device and respond like it’s an electrode channeled to your fingertip?

This and more is what I’ll be discussing today with my guest Blythe Lipman. Blythe is the host of Baby and Toddler Instructions, author of Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions and her new book Help! My Toddler Came Without Instructions. Blythe
Is also a publisher, teacher, caregiver, consultant, keynote, blogger and of course, a baby and toddler expert! She is the owner and CEO of Baby Instructions in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Blythe has 25+ years of experience in the field and cared for over 1000 babies. She has helped new and expectant parents gain the confidence they need to enjoy and care for their little miracles.’’