- “Human interaction is a learned skill, and they don’t get to practice it enough,”
- Too much internet usage can change brain structure
- Study showed those who use internet more have more grey matter in brain (thinking part of brain)
- Man chooses time on phone and laptop rather than time with child, body language changes
- States of boredom no longer exist as people revert to internet use
- Phones give instant gratification
- Using phones promotes “less powerful” body language, creates social awkwardness
- Online usage gives us “constant stimulation”
Too much time online can reconfigure our brains to make us need constant stimulation. Technology usage prompts a low powered body language.
- “From the doting reflection of its mother’s eyes, a baby draws its earliest, wordless lessons about connection, care, and love, and about how being ignored”
- Eye contact from mother generates our capacity for love
- “We learn to care, quite literally, by observing the caring behavior of our parents toward us.”
- If parents spend time on their phones, their children brains will configure in a way to act the same, body language suffers.
- “Not surprisingly, children of mothers who display postpartum depression tend to be anxious and distressed themselves.”
- As a result of lack of attention (poor body language towards children) the children themselves grow up to have the same traits.