Parents of 6 ban gadgets in their home

In a crazy drastic move a mother of 6 has decided to ban all gadgets from her home when she decided that her kids were spending too much time playing video games. It wasn’t just a one-day change, but the parents did it gradually. First they took away the PC and gaming consoles, they never bought mobile phones in the first place and eventually they moved to a place where they never installed a TV ariel, making the TV unusable except for watching DVDs.

On the weekends, the children are allowed to watch DVDs but they aren’t interested. Well no shit, they’re probably only allowed to watch Toy Story and the Wizard of Oz. Don’t get me wrong, they’re great movies but it would be nice to enjoy some Scarface once in a while.

Joshua, 17, Sacha, 15, Theo, 13, Rudi, seven, Moses, three, and Nestor, one, are allowed to watch DVDs at weekends and will get a mobile phone when they turn 18.

With one kids 18th birthday just around the corner i’m sure it’s going to change the dynamics of the household. How are these children supposed to keep up with societies changes which come hand in hand with technology? Might as well just be amish.

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7 Comments

  1. H5n says:

    I don’t get it, is it really such a WTF thing for someone to make a news about it? I didn’t get a cellphone before going to high school myself, while everyone around already had one (I was 16 yo back then)
    I think it’s a good thing, seeing that their parents were responsible enough to provide them books to fill the gap caused by lack of internet. And concerning technology.. they’ll surely catch up later on in uni or whatever.

  2. H5n says:

    I don't get it, is it really such a WTF thing for someone to make a news about it? I didn't get a cellphone before going to high school myself, while everyone around already had one (I was 16 yo back then)
    I think it's a good thing, seeing that their parents were responsible enough to provide them books to fill the gap caused by lack of internet. And concerning technology.. they'll surely catch up later on in uni or whatever.

    • Liefje says:

      No, I don't think not having a cellphone until you're 18 is such a big deal (I didn't have a phone until I was 15 or 16) but what about if the kids decide to stay at home when they're at Uni? Can you imagine going through university without the aid of a PC / internet? Do you think a 15 -16yr old is gonna bother buying a newspaper to find out the news of that day?

      Also how are the kids ever supposed to learn "everything in moderation" if what they like is taken away from them? It sounds like the mother was just fed up of saying "no" and couldn't be bothered to teach her children that you should only be playing sometimes.

  3. H5n says:

    If they decide to stay home when they're at uni then it's their own fault. Besides, I'm pretty sure they wouldn't stay at home.

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