Parents should turn off smartphones, computers and TVs at meal times and eat at the table with their children every day for a better family life, says the Pope

The Pope is right on how technologies are fast affecting human interactions, even in the family.

pope francis 3If parents want to build a strong family life they must turn off smartphones, computers and televisions and eat together with their children around a table every day, Pope Francis said today.

He said the addiction of many children to gadgets was isolating them to the point where they were like little pensioners, the 78-year-old Pontiff said.

The practice of eating family meals together, which parents have encouraged for generations, is starting to vanish in societies where new technologies are replacing human interaction, he warned.

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