Ditch the Devices with this parenting hack

Summer is here and so are the children who come accessorized by their tables, cellphones and digital devices alike.  It’s a wonder how the world would survive without technology certainly but there is a time and a place – especially for our children.

Here are the parenting hacks we found by Alessia Santoro when it comes to getting your kids to ditch the devices this Summer:

Personal Tasks to Complete Before Using Screens

  • Brush your teeth
  • Bathe/shower/wash face
  • Get dressed
  • Eat breakfast/lunch

Household Chores to Complete Before Using Screens

  • Clean your room
  • Make your bed
  • Put dirty laundry in the hamper/washer
  • Tidy any toys/books/crafts you’ve played with today
  • Set the table for breakfast/lunch
  • Clean up after breakfast/lunch
  • Feed the family pet
  • Water the flowers/garden

Screenless Activities to Engage in Before Using Screens

  • Read for 30 minutes
  • Paint, color, write, and/or build for 30 minutes
  • Play outside for 30 minutes
  • Ask parent/nanny/grandparent if they need help with anything