When to Punish and Reward Kids with Screen Time

It would be a gross understatement to say that technology has affected, or at the very least influenced, the way we parent. If anything, technology has created a complicated dimension to establishing a consequence and reward system for kids. Perhaps the most difficult part of this is understanding how, and when, to factor technology time into your parenting efforts.

Age and situationally appropriate

As the parent of a four-year-old, taking away technology time is an effective form of punishment at this age, as is doling it out as a reward. While all of the apps my four-year-old uses are educational, they’re still a lot of fun! And, as a member of this up-and-coming generation, he’s already technology obsessed. When my four-year-old breaks the rules, his consequence is to lose tablet time…and it works. On the flip side, I also award tablet time, in fifteen minute increments, for a job well done. For

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