Can't focus? Feel like you never get to finish anything? You are not alone. In a recent column in the New York Times entitled "Fighting a War Against Distraction" some major research and observations on the subject are cited and you may find they ring amazingly true. Of course the biggest casualty of this divided focus is the attention (or lack, thereof) we pay our work and our family. As the author of this article points out, this is not a new development and it isn't time to ban the Blackberry (although there are times at my house I'd like to throw my husband's out the window), but rather to institute a "renaissance of attention - a revaluing and cultivating of the art of attention, to help us achieve depth of thought and relations in this complex, high-tech time."
You've probably been thinking about this yourself, or at least it might have been nibbling at the fringes of your consciousness - if so, give this article a read and let us know what you think. Attention - given, received, missing and yearned for- certainly has enormous parenting and educational implications in the digital age.