Tara Parker-Pope
2 minute read
26 Nov 2019
4:42 pm

How to unplug during family meals

Tara Parker-Pope

If you want a less restrictive meal time, consider the 'one glance' policy.

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Tech is a common distraction around the family table. Let’s be clear: We don’t hate your smartphones and iPads. They can be terrific tools for fostering food, fun and conversation at the family table. But your connected devices can also get in the way of true family connections at meal time. Here are some possible phone rules for your family, as suggested by the Family Dinner Project. Tech-free zone Some families choose “zero tolerance” for mealtimes. There are certainly times when this is a good idea for everyone. Zero tolerance means you turn off all computers, televisions and cellphones. Here’s...