Fascinating ! Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent!

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Posted by: Sue Atkins

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I  was fascinated to read that  when  Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong.

Nick Bilton was on the receiving end of a few  of those calls.

Here’ s an article in The New York Times where he writes that nothing shocked him more than something Mr. Jobs said to  him in late 2010 after he had finished chewing him out for something he had written about an iPad shortcoming.

“So, your kids must love the iPad?” I asked Mr. Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”

I’m sure I responded with a gasp and dumbfounded silence. I had imagined the Jobs’s household was like a nerd’s paradise: that the walls were giant touch screens, the dining table was made from tiles of iPads and that iPods were handed out to guests like chocolates on a pillow.

Nope, Mr. Jobs told me, not even close

Read more here http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/fashion/steve-jobs-apple-was-a-low-tech-parent.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&referrer=

Soooooo it’s really important to limit your child’s use of screens as it makes them buzzy, hyper and not ready for bed.

As always it’s all about balance and you modelling a balanced use of your iPad, iPhone and technology at the table, in the bedroom and generally  as kids take their lead for you !

 

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