News

Parenting in an iPhone age: Toddlers love ‘selfies’

Parenting in an iPhone age: Toddlers love ‘selfies’

SELFIE: The on-demand nature of cellphone photos can create kids who expect instant gratification. Photo: clipart.com

GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parents in today’s high-tech world know that toddlers love grabbing the iPhone — especially when it’s to take pictures of themselves.

Toddlers aren’t the only ones snapping away: It’s not unusual for doting parents to take thousands of cellphone pictures.

These may keep distant grandparents happy, but it’s not clear how the barrage of self-love will affect members of the first truly “smartphone generation” in the long run.

Like any other fun thing kids get obsessed with, too much of it can be bad.

PHOTOS: Celebrity ‘selfies’

The on-demand nature of cellphone photos can create kids who expect instant gratification.

A psychology professor says parents should make sure some photos show the child with other family members or friends.

Parents can also sit with kids and narrate the photo as if it were a bedtime story.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Steve Carell to star in ‘Looney Toons’ movie

Fresh
carell

"The 40-Year-Old Virgin" star is going to lead the yet-untitled film.

in Entertainment

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are married

Fresh
bradgelina

The Hollywood supercouple have reportedly tied the knot.

in Sports

Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

Fresh
nfl

The Kansas City Chiefs is changing the way football franchises view their most important fans.

in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Fresh
royals

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, Aug. 28.

in Music

Martin Scorsese to helm Ramones documentary

Fresh
ramones

Multiple projects, including a film will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic punk band's debut album.