How To Manage Kids Phone Use Without Losing Your Mind (plus free .pdf Guide!)
Maybe you’ve heard or said these words before:
“Get Off Your Phone!”
“If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you 1,000 times, put that phone away at dinner!”
“Come out of your room and spend time with the rest of the family!”
“How can you guys spend so much time on your phones?”
Our kids’ use of technology can be worrying.
Like Strangers In Your Home
When kids are on their devices, it can seem like something has taken over their brains. They become closed, and secretive. You wonder whether aliens have come in and replaced your kids with lookalikes. Because these kids may look like they’re yours, but clearly they aren’t your wonderful offspring.
There’s reason for concern
There is a rising tide of empirical evidence showing the negative social, mental health and cognitive impacts of extended technology usage on young adult brains. Many adults have challenges limiting their use of technology, and the growing brains of kids are more vulnerable to the negative impacts of extended technology use, and they have a much lower capacity for self-restraint.There is a rising tide of empirical evidence showing the negative social, mental health and cognitive impacts of extended technology usage on young adult brains Click To Tweet
We can’t expect our kids to show self-restraint around technology
It’s Time To Take Your Family Back
Figuring out how to manage your kids technology use can seem overwhelming. Where do you start? There are phones, tablets, laptops, computers, wired TVs all over most American homes. What apps are they using? Can we add parental controls? What content are they looking at? It can seem daunting.
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In A Nutshell
These 5 steps are simple, actionable and bring technology usage into the light. The guide makes technology use public again, and reminds us it is a tool, not a way of life. No longer squirreled away and hidden, this framework encourages using your technology in a healthy way and puts structures in place to discourage and limit unapproved technology usage.