Episode #257 – Tech tools that helped me stop nagging
If you find yourself constantly nagging your kids to get off their phones, you’re not alone!
Technology has invaded every nook and corner of our lives. Parents are working from home, children are exposed to screens – and everyone’s checking social media a zillion times a day! With so many distractions at our fingertips, raising kids took on a whole new dimension in the 21st century.
But what if we could use technology to make parenting easier and help our families feel less anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed every day?
In this episode, I share 3 tech tools that can help feel calmer and more in control as a parent…and that can even help you stop nagging!
Show highlights include:
- How “downtime” enables you to control your kids’ screentime and protect them from mindless scrolling (4:52)
- How to use app limits to create boundaries for your children’s phone use in school so they don’t get distracted (8:00)
- The “Busy Mom’s Calendar Method” to interactively manage the schedule of the whole family so you always know what the kids are up to (11:06)
- How the Life 360 app gives you a piece of mind and helps to build accountability with your kids (15:37)
Links to tech referenced in this episode:
Screentime for iPhone: https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/set-up-screen-time-for-a-family-member-iph7f15d92dd/ios
Screentime for Android: https://www.lifewire.com/check-screen-time-on-android-5069900
Apple Calendars (multiple): https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/use-multiple-calendars-iph3d1110d4/ios
Life 360: https://www.life360.com/
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