If you have little kids -- 4- 5- and 6-year-olds -- attached to tablets, that system in their brain that's getting rewarded over and over again can definitely lead to later life addictions
“That scares me,” Mesa mom Rachel Auer said.
She said her kids, ages 3 and 4, use their tablets every day. It’s not at all unusual for families today.
“It’s a pretty big part of their lives,” she said. “Most of the time they use it when mommy need a break.”
She often uses that “break” to tackle household chores.
“When I first started using electronics, I thought it was absolutely awesome because I got a lot done,” she explained. “But then what I would find, [with] my little guy especially, he would cry a lot if he got it taken away or if he wasn't able to use it when we were using it.”
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