Eva Mendes responds to daughter calling her out over using her phone

Parenting expert Rachel Simmons highlighted warning signs that our phone time may be negatively impacting our kids and how parents should take this feedback.
3:06 | 01/25/21

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Transcript for Eva Mendes responds to daughter calling her out over using her phone
Now to an issue some famies may be facing right now. Actress Eva Mendes revealed that she's stepping back from social media. Stephanie Ramos has the story. Reporter: Hey there, George. As parent of two young kids myself I can relate. Now, actress Eva Mendes is opening up about a recent moment she had with her two young daughters she realized she's on her phone a lot. This morning, Eva Mendes taking to social media with what she calls an important reminder, the actress who has two daughters, 6-year-old and 4-year-old, with actor Ryan gosling said she's been taking a break from social media because of her kids, posting after a three-week break, this mom tip she shared with latinx parenting, let your kids call you out, it's not disrespectful, it's healthy. I haven't posted lately because my little one told me I was on the phone too much. I could tell she was taking it personally. Added, we had a good talk. I apologized and promised her I would be mindful. Mendes has been candid during quarantine saying she wants to be a fun mom, often sharing artwork from her kids and sharing a few selfies after her daughters did her makeup. Mendes says it's about respecting your child so they grow up to feel empowered. George. Stephanie, thanks very much. Let's bring in our parenting expert Rachel Simmons. If the kid tells you that's pretty good sign, are there more subtle signs as well in. Absolutely, robin nailed it earlier, your kids are complaining if they're voicing their frustrations that's a sign. Some kids will act out in a particular way, try to get your attention when you're on the phone. It's so interesting moms in particular today spend more time with their kids than the 1960s and that was true even before the pandemic. But we're chronically distracted. Finally, if we're missing what they're saying, we're asking them to repeat themselves, that's a sign we're off-balance. What are the signs in. If we're humble enough to take it, because your kids are giving you some constructive criticism. We get to show them by our example, as my child does frequently, you're on too much, show them that you respect what they're saying. Change your behavior. They learn from us by watching the way we handle it. So we have to lead by example in how we use our phone as well. Absolutely. I mean, look, if you're on it all the time you can't expect your child to set limits for themselves as well. We have to learn from each other right now. Rachel Simmons, thanks very much.

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