Gwyneth Paltrow fears her children spend too long on computers and not enough reading books.
The actress and her musician husband Chris Martin are the parents of Apple, eight, and six- year-old Moses.
Gwyneth worries that women in particular absorb what other people think of them and allow that to impact their personality. As she's got older she has thought about her own beliefs and isn't afraid to share them. This is something she wants to impart to Apple and Moses, especially as she fears for the world they are growing up in.
"They’re luckier in that we’re all consciously moving towards more awareness and acceptance but we’re also moving towards a very isolated environment; you know, my kids are on their f**cking iPads all the time," she told Stylist magazine. "It’s difficult, because it’s a very isolating thing and it also puts forward so much information. So it’s not like a book when you’re filling in the pictures with your mind, it’s very presentational. We need imagination in our lives as room to grow. I don’t think it’s great for development."
The 40-year-old star is amazed by how much she enjoys being a mother, especially as the role has made her look at her own issues.
"It’s made me understand the most about myself. They teach me so much about myself and what I still have to learn. And then you see your faults in them and you think, ‘Wow, I’ve got work to do on myself,'" she said.
Gwyneth has famously allowed her career to take a backseat since becoming a mother. She ensures she is always the one who takes her kids to school and believes having dinner together is an important part of family life.
The star also makes time for herself - even if that just means taking her pet pooch for a walk.
"You also have to understand what you’re doing it all for. You have to know why you’re rushing about. It’s OK to rush about but it’s important to know what’s driving you, the positives of it and the negatives of it," she advised.
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