Before Thanksgiving it's a great time to talk turkey about replacing our mobile addictions with some quality family time.
Back in the day -- before personal computers arrived on the homefront -- it was simply about surviving the family drama among relatives during holiday gatherings between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. It seems some things never go out of style because today dysfunctional family dynamics are alive and well especially at this time of year. Thanks to technology that permeates nearly every aspect of our lives in 2013, though, now there's yet another layer of stress that is complicating modern family togetherness every day including during holiday celebrations.
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Here's a peek through the keyhole at some noteworthy findings
- On average, a US resident admits to spending 6.5 hours per day on electronic devices outside of work
- 64% of US parents wish they could ban the use of technology during family holiday meals such as Thanksgiving
- 77% of US parents believe their family would benefit from taking a one hour break every day from technology
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