Is A Distracted Parent Actually a Good Parent?

My oldest kiddo and I were just talking the other day about how having a somewhat distracted mom actually helped him and his brothers. During their early days I was a pretty busy work-at-home freelancer with little child care. They often had to settle their own arguments, fix their own snacks, and entertain themselves because I was busy writing or interviewing someone while flipping pancakes.

This here writer agrees, saying she won’t buy in to the shaming parents are given for using their smartphones instead of hovering over their children.

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