Category Archives: Child Discipline

Bill Gates never allowed his children to own a cell phone until they turned 14

Source:Mirror UK
Date: 21 April 2017
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Billionaire tech mogul Bill Gates reveals he banned his children from mobile phones until they turned 14

Wearing an £8 Casio watch during an interview with The Mirror, the Microsoft founder also says he limits his youngest’s screen time before she goes to bed

As you wrestle the tablets from your square-eyed kids for the 10th time today, it might be reassuring to hear the king of Silicon Valley shares your worries.

Bill Gates is the legendary founder of the world’s largest software firm, Microsoft – a company that made him the richest man in the world.

But even one of humanity’s greatest technological innovators still banned his kids from having mobiles until they were 14, forbids them at the dinner table and limits his youngest’s screen time before she goes to bed. Continue reading Bill Gates never allowed his children to own a cell phone until they turned 14

Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Real Farmacy
October 6, 2014

If you fall within the Gen-Y era like us, chances are you’ve given a bunch of thought as to how you would raise your own children in this day and age (assuming you don’t have children already). Especially with technology, so much has changed since our childhoods in the 90s. Here’s one question: Would you introduce the technological wonder/heroin that is the iPod and iPad to your kids?

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Steve Jobs wouldn’t, and for good reason too. Continue reading Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

School ditches rules and loses bullies

Stuff NZ
MARIKA HILL
Last updated 05:00 26/01/2014

Ripping up the playground rulebook is having incredible effects on children at an Auckland school.

Chaos may reign at Swanson Primary School with children climbing trees, riding skateboards and playing bullrush during playtime, but surprisingly the students don’t cause bedlam, the principal says.

The school is actually seeing a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism, while concentration levels in class are increasing.

Principal Bruce McLachlan rid the school of playtime rules as part of a successful university experiment. More…