Replied to Digital Detox & Summer Fun

With all of these options, the key is to carve out time in your summer to get to know your child, and let them explore their interests. You may choose to share your interests and let them get to know you. This might also be a great time to push pause on your own work and reflect on the experiences your child is having.

I really liked how you reframed the discussion away from pulling the plug, but instead using the holiday season to possibly pause and reflect the place of technology within our lives.
Liked Classroom Management: Simon Sinek, ClassDojo, and the Nostalgia Industry – Los Angeles Review of Books (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Sinek fails to understand that social media is work and that, without certain communications technologies, the corporate sector he represents would tank. Because work, education, politics, religion, and social life rely on social media and digital devices, the wistful, nostalgic fantasy of digital detox becomes exactly that. And as long as Sinek — abetted by education apps like ClassDojo — train young people for the corporate game, the nostalgia industry will continue to commodify and sell the fantasy of a life lived without digital technologies.