New survey reports that 9/10 teens think they spend too much time online. See what teens are doing to curb their constant screen-time urges.Read More
Tech Talk Tuesday #6
What is something that each person your family feels out of control with?
I used to think the ability to have self-control was determined at birth. While making Screenagers I learned that there are a variety of strategies parents can use to improve self-control. There are studies in which parents are trained to help their kids gain self-control, and researchers are able to measure actual improvement. A key way to teach kids self-control around tech time is to set up clear guidelines: State times the child should not be on their device and then give incentives for adhering to them. Their newly learned ability to self-regulate then flows over to other areas where will-power is needed.Read More