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These Summer Rules Will Help You Manage Your Kids’ Technology Use

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Summertime will be here before you know it. Which means your kids will have much more free time on their hands. But while playing outside might seem fun to them at first, it’s inevitable that, eventually, they’ll opt to plant themselves in front of a screen. How can you keep that from happening too often?

Thankfully, there’s a handy checklist going around online. The Children’s Ministry Deals Facebook account posted a list of “Summer Rules” for kids to follow, and it has since been reposted and liked by thousands of parents and caretakers. The list details all of the things your child must do before they can watch TV or start playing any games on the iPad.

First off, there’s a list of “chores” for your child to perform each day. For example, they must make their bed, brush their teeth and brush their hair.

Then, once those items are complete, there are a list of other activities that must be done before it’s time for electronics. These steps are more fun, and include activities such as “20 minutes of reading,” along with “play[ing] outside for 20 minutes.”

Once all of the items have been completed, then, and only then, can the kids turn on their electronics. Pretty genius, huh?

This list is a great way to ensure that your kids are getting the most out of their summer vacation instead of wasting their days away in front of a screen. Plus, given that the checklist’s steps are simple for your kids to read and perform on their own, it’ll make your life a little easier.

What do you think of this list? Will you be printing it out for your kids to follow along with this summer break?

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