We've just spotted a great article about parenting while plugged in the internet, and that includes a laptop, IPhone, Blackberry, IPad, etc (and we think TV is also part of the distraction/disruption).
So many of us are constantly connected for business, leisure, errands, shopping, etc. Also, more and more parents are telecommuting, which means working online while watching kids!
Overall, the point we all agree is that providing enough attention to kids is all about quality time. Talking and explaining things to children, and responding to their questions is key for early childhood learning and development! While daycare can keep them busy and entertained, kids need their parents as role models.
Check out more details about this article in the NYTimes