I cannot believe how often I am at hockey or soccer games, or at the pool, and see parents doing nothing but looking at their cellphones.
Do they not remember the time when they themselves were children?
I know myself, I had nothing but sheer joy when I accomplished something new, or scored a goal, and looked up and saw my parents smiling or cheering me on.
Do they not know, or understand, what message they are sending their children when the child looks up for approval, or recognition, and all they see is their mom or dad, enthralled with an electronic device?
Wake up, folks, your child growing up is infinitely more interesting than the latest Twitter comment.
Brian Hoffman, Surrey