During a recent interview with the Mirror, Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates said that when his children were growing up, he limited their exposure to technology. Well, Bill Gates haven’t mentioned the brands they were eventually handed.
Bill Gates Didn’t Let His Children Use Phones Until They Turned 14
Well if we talk about the successful person, Bill Gates is undoubtedly the most successful person the world have ever seen. Bill Gates who was born on October 28, 1955, is an American Business magnate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and programmer.
Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft, which is currently the world’s largest PC Software company. Well, recently Bill gates revealed that he limited his children’s exposure to technology.
During a recent interview with the Mirror, Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates said that when his children were growing up, he limited their exposure to technology. Bill Gates said “We often set a time after which there is no screen time and in their case that helps them get to sleep at a reasonable hour,”
“You’re always looking at how it can be used in a great way – homework and staying in touch with friends – and also where it has gotten to excess.”
“We don’t have cellphones at the table when we are having a meal, We didn’t give our kids cellphones until they were 14 and they complained other kids got them earlier.”
Gates have three children – Jennifer, is 20, his son Rory is 17 and his youngest, Phoebe is 14. Well, Bill Gates haven’t mentioned the brands they were eventually handed. However, his wife Melinda once stated that their children weren’t allowed to use Apple products.
Way back in 2012, Melinda said “Of course they ask, But they get Windows technology. The wealth from our family came from Microsoft so why would we invest in a competitor?”
So, Bill Gates just showed us an example on just how addictive technology can be. These parents are busy crafting ways to have their children control the technology. We must admit that it was actually a brilliant parenting strategy when you think about it.
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