Addicted to Distraction – NYTimes.com

Except for brief moments, she didn’t succeed and after a while, she glumly gave up. The silence felt deafening.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/opinion/sunday/addicted-to-distraction.html?_r=1&referer=

This reminds me of the Martin Seligman research on learned helplessness. What an awful lesson to learn, that nothing 4-year-old you does is more interesting to your parent than whatever is on their smart phone.

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