So I wonder - how will this generation's children's development be effected by our "plugged-in" parenting?
Let’s look at a day-in-the-life of B-Generation Susie:
Susie and her husband got in a fight last night and she is very upset, she calls her older sister for some support, then she remembers she’s still mad at her for saying “mom and dad just had you because they needed more material for her blog." Her fingers start twitching and rolling, she can hear clicking in her head. She’s not sure why this happens when she’s upset, but she has a vague recollection of something similar happening to her mother when she got upset while she was a child. Susie’s 4 year old son gets up and she greets him staring blankly, talking out of the corner of her mouth. She puts her son in the stroller and goes for a walk in the park. Someone pulls out a camera to take a picture of a bird. Susie instinctively fixes her hair and poses so that only her good side shows, even though the camera is pointed in the opposite direction of her. Susie senses something is wrong with her. She keeps her appointment with a psychologist that afternoon. He tells her he’s seen this time and time again. He goes on to say that she has SNAD (Social Networking Anxiety Disorder) a phenomenon they started seeing in the 20s. The only treatment that seems to work is watching soap operas and eating Bon-Bons.
Disclaimer: There's nothing wrong with eating Bon-Bons