Let’s face it. We like to have fun. Do I really expect my children to WANT to be around me if I can’t have fun? So, laugh with them. Be interested in what they’re interested in. Do something together that THEY chose. I don’t want my kids to be forced to find “fun” in dangerous places because they don’t find it at home. And remember, you may be having fun on your phone but from your child’s prospective, the phone is more fun than they are and they’ll look forward to the day when they can ignore you while on their phone.
*Disclaimer* Though I've included some of Gottman's research, this is my opinion based on my experience, research, and my Bachelor's degree in Family Life. I realize that I've made some claims that could be considered controversial. I invite you to use your best judgement.