For some families, moments where parents spend time playing, reading or conversing with kids may be a thing of the past, new research suggests.

The small study—just 44 families—found preschoolers now often spend hours each day watching TV or playing video games—with little or no oversight or interaction from a parent.

Only a handful of kids aged 3 to 5 years old received active engagement from their moms as they sat glued to the “electronic babysitter,” according to the University of Michigan study.

One expert wasn’t surprised by the findings.

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