Are you constantly trying to get your kids to work instead of playing tech games or iPad games, etc.?
Do you wish you had a way to teach your kids effective time management and control of technology?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then this post might come in handy. I know that I am so excited to implement this into my family. Wish I had done it earlier for summertime, but it's good timing for school, fall/winter when technology use is on the rise because of cold weather. :(
My kids aren't horrible at abusing their technology time, but I still feel like they could cut back a ton. I'm hoping this new system will aid me in taking control of what goes on in my family and how much of it goes on. I believe in a good TV show/movie, a good game on the iPad, some fun games on the xbox, but I do not believe that we should allow our children to become addicted to or obsessed with any of these things. If they are constantly thinking about technology and cannot come up with anything else to do, then I think they need some help to break their addictive behavior. This applies to adults too. Also, if we as parents can't think of anything else for them to do besides use technology then I believe we should re-think our own use of time and how we could use it better and more effectively with our children. (Speaking to myself ;)
I don't quite remember where I saw this idea a while back to create technology "bucks", I know it was somewhere on Pinterest, but I've scoured my boards and can't seem to find it. So the original genius will not be getting credit for this idea (unless somebody comes forward with the claim). I have tweaked it a bit to make it my own and something that will work with my family. I am offering it to you as well.