Parenting Advice from the District

Here is some (unsolicited) parenting advice from the District as they move forward on plans for 1:1 devices in secondary schools:

Tip 2: Put away your screens

Attempt to make the time your teens are home screen-free. Tuck your phone into a kitchen drawer with the ringer off. Turn off the TV. Tuck your iPad and laptop away. Put them out-of-sight. Monitor your need to impulsively check in for work or social reasons. There’s 168 hours in a week. The reality is that you likely only get to spend 10 – 15 hours per week with your teen, if that. Save your screen time for when they are not around.