Taming technology for toddlers and preschoolers: getting it right early

Taming technology for a toddler or preschooler is fast getting up there with toilet training and tantrums as one of the many challenges of modern parenting.

When we bring those little bundles of joy home from the hospital the last thing on our minds is whether we are prepared for the onslaught of ipads and online games, and a toddlers technology tantrum. But fast forward the blink of an eye and most parents are finding themselves smack bang in the midst of a Minecraft meltdown or the whiny pleas of just one more Peppa Pig episode. 

It can be an exhaustive, guilt ridden position to find yourself in. The placating of a tired, bored child with an ipad whilst you quickly run around the supermarket, finish your cold coffee or start the dinner, can quickly become the go to convenient way to keep your child relatively satisfied and help you get a few things done with relative peace and sanity. 

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