TWO idealistic parents have reneged on their pledge to raise their child without screens after 78 seconds of spirited resistance.
Emma and Tom Bradford had told friends and family at length they intended for 18-month-old Ethan to grow up free from the shackles of modern technology, before realising that was utter nonsense.
Emma said: “Childhood is being stolen by glowing screens. Children need interaction with people who love them, not electronic babysitters. But we’d only had two hours’ sleep.
“So we’ve decided to compromise by allowing Ethan screen time only when we really, really need him to shut up. Which is all the time.
“It’s educational anyway, that Candy Crush. And Mummy Pig is a better mother than I’ll ever be.”