Eat with your family, not with your smartphone, Pope says :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Melanie and I struggle with this. The kids often get caught up in whatever game or story they were playing amongst themselves and it's tempting--if she or I get up to do something--to pull out the phone and start reading something. We've pledged to be present to everyone. The only time the phone comes out is to look something up--we're always looking up answers to the kids' questions or playing music.
But the Holy Father is correct that we need to be better about being present and not send a message that we find our phones more important than our family.