A new and unusual way of punishing your children... forcing them to watch T.V.
Research shows that this is a popular practice. In a majority of households, kids are obsessed with their gadgets, such as tablets, iPhones, and iPods, putting T.V. at the bottom of the barrel. Mobile devices offer a more personal experience, on top of being versatile and interactive.
Parents in about half of these households say that when their children misbehave they take away the tablet and make them watch T.V. instead, which they say is pretty effective.
Nearly 60% of children surveyed have their own tablet. About 40% of parents think their kid would pass on dessert to spend a few more minutes on their tablet.
Findings were released by New York Research Firm... Miner & Co.