New Year, new challenges: With all of those brand new iPads and Kindle Fires charged up and ready to go, it’s time to come up with a screen-time strategy that best suits your family. No plan in place? No worries. Here are two tips that for limiting kid’s screen time that actually work (we’ve test driven them!). They’re simple, easy-to-execute and, most of all, fun.
Keep your marbles
Tired of never-ending Minecraft requests? Here’s an easy way to incentivize kids to “buy” screen time by doing their chores. All that’s needed is a jar and a bag of marbles. Every time a good deed is done, a marble is added to the jar that can then be “cashed out” for screen time. You decide on how many minutes each marble is worth.
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