- No screens 1 hour before bed
- All devices go to bed (get plugged into a charging station) in a public place- not the bedroom
- No screens before school
- Set screen use boundaries using the parental controls available through your internet provider or by using a 3rd party app
- No screens in the car
- NO SCREENS in Children’s bedrooms
One final important note- Be aware of how you are modeling screen time-
Kids today often feel like their parents screens take priority over their needs.
If you must use your phone in the presence of your children- narrate what you’re doing on the phone. Kids might not be able to tell that you’re looking up directions to their friend’s birthday party unless you tell them. If you really are ignoring them while you play Candy Crush Soda Saga or “researching” old boyfriends on Facebook, it might be time to rethink when and where you use your phone. If you limit your extracurricular phone time, you’ll be better able to expect the same from your kids.
Ralph Waldo Emerson has been quoted as saying, “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say”