Sometimes, children feel their parents give more attention to their BlackBerrys than to them. Here are some guidelines from family therapists and professors for using your mobile email device.
-Do not check emails during dinner.
-Do not hide your email habits from family members.
-Obsessive users should not check email during the first hour of each day.
-When attending one of your children's functions, leave the device in the car or at home.
-Decide on an email-free block of time.
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