I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Smartphones can be dangerous

on June 20, 2013

There have been numerous incidents with people using phones while driving and in many places, using handheld devices behind the wheel is banned.  It has also been proven that using hands-free phones cause problems as they create a distraction for the driver who often drives slower, changes speed or drives aggressively depending on how deeply they are immersed in their conversation.

I just read an article today that states there is also a risk for people using phones as they are walking.   Pedestrians have walked into door, lampposts, fallen down stairs and tripped while using their phones, being hurt in the process.  Some towns have actually started fining pedestrians who use smartphones while they are walking.

Cell phones are even causing problems for children being hurt in playgrounds because their parents are not paying attention while they are talking on their phones and I’m sure there are unnecessary accidents happening right at home with those parents who are obsessed about being connected to others all the time.

In this article  it states how a teen was hit by a train and killed while crossing tracks and kids on cell phonestexting friends.  How horrible is that!

We need to be responsible in everything we do in life and be a good example to those around us.   Technology is great when used properly, but being obsessed leads to potential problems.  Build strong personal relationships with people instead of your cell phone or computer and teach your children how to be responsible.  This will increase confidence and self-esteem.

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