Small talk: Electronic media keeping kids from communicating with parents

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160527090654.htm

It happens in many households. Kids are tapping on their cell phones or are preoccupied by their favorite TV show as their parents ask them a question or want them to do a chore. Unlike previous research that has relied on self-reports by parents tracking their children’s media usage, a new study used enhanced audio equipment to track the home environment of preschoolers as they interacted with parents in 2010 and 2011.

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