Depending on your school district, Spring break is either here, or right around the corner.
Or if you’re a homeschooling family like us, spring break is whenever you say it is. 😉
But regardless of when it happens, it seems like spring break for the most part means having bored kids all week long, asking if they can play video games or watch tv every time you turn around.
Throughout my (short) career as a parent, I’ve used several different tactics for helping the kids earn their screen time, but regardless of the actual rule, it seems like the success of it depended on one thing:
Writing or printing the rules out, and hanging them where I can see them.
It wasn’t so much for the kids since they’re just now getting to where they’re able to read them, but for me as much as anyone, because as a busy mom, I forget things.
And also for helping keep me and my husband on the same page. Because we also forget what we’ve talked about and agreed on.
Yeah, we’re those parents.
If this sounds like something you identify with, then I’ve got something for ya!
We’ve created a simple, cute PDF that you can print out, and hang on the refrigerator – or wherever else makes the most sense, so you and your kids know exactly when screen time is okay, and when it’s not to help cut down on your stress as a parent, and your child’s stress of maybe not quite understanding the rules (or in *some* child’s case – we won’t name names, ahem – not WANTING to understand the rules).
Then hit the print button.
Happy Spring Break!