Air Date: 06/19/12 In many ways there are more distractions now than there ever were 20 years ago. And because of social networking and the need to stay connected, it makes it difficult to focus our attention where it really needs to be. Technology is always beeping and buzzing. It is amazing and helpful, opening up new connections and opportunities for learning, but it is also intrusive and threatens to stretch the fabric of family life more than it can bear. Parents need to remember to talk to their children. We don't want our children to believe that the phone or tablet is more important than they are. Parenting with Cheryl Erwine airs every Tuesday morning on 88.7 FM, KUNR, and can be reached at 775-331-6723 or email@example.com.