From Britain comes the story of the four-year-old whose parents took her in for therapy when she became “distressed and inconsolable” without her digital tablet. Research about the early childhood effects of tech is ongoing, but it’s an issue parents have to deal with here and now.
Janell Burley Hofmann, a Cape Cod mother of five who helps us explore how to behave with tech, joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to share her tips.
And finally, the Brits call tantrums like these “throwing an iPaddy.” That phrasing only works if you know “throwing a wobbly” is a term over there for “completely losing it.” Which leaves us with the question: What should we call a toddler tech tantrum here in the U.S.? Let us know in a comment below or on Facebook and Twitter.
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