Is technology hurting my kid's ability to focus?
It's pretty common for kids to listen to music, watch TV, text their friends, and do homework all at the same time. So, if you're concerned that multitasking is hurting your kid's ability to focus, you're not alone. According to a Common Sense Media poll, 77 percent of parents feel their kids get distracted by their devices and don't pay attention. The truth is, frequently using several devices at one time does affect the ability to focus. Productivity suffers when a person switches rapidly among different tasks because the brain has to refocus every time. Learn more about the downsides of multitasking and how to help your kid avoid them.