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To Be A Luddite Or Not To Be A Luddite...

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To Be A Luddite Or Not To Be A Luddite...

What did you do at school today? “Well, we were working on our Power Point presentations, you know, the ones for our brochures.” Whaaaa? Now I am not a luddite, in fact, I’m well known in digital media; but those are not the words I expected to come out of my 9-year-old’s mouth. What happened to dioramas and flow charts? Or when the most technologically advance person we knew had a Speak & Spell?Does anyone still remember when we made Barbie homes out of a shoebox?   Now we’re wound so tight, there’s no room to let off steam.  When I heard my 6-year-old swearing at his Leap Pad in the same turn of phrase his father uses on his laptop, I knew it was time to unplug. Because as much as I know my children will always be online, I want to ensure they know the joy of running around the backyard doing nothing, making baking soda volcanoes or flying a kite without it seeming quaint. Aka, using their imaginations. Because when you hear that yet another 26-year-old Internet entrepreneur pop star has committed suicide, it’s time to revaluate the electronic babysitters we use and encourage and maybe try kicking it old school. Because retro is always “in”, isn’t it? Now pass me a Wildberry cooler and Run DMC on vinyl…
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To Be A Luddite Or Not To Be A Luddite...

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