Pulling a Habit Out of a Hat!
Reminder: Help your child (and yourself!) be more thoughtful about why they pick up their device when they do.
Write all the reasons why you could be picking up your device on individual slips of paper. Were you bored or anxious so you took to your phone for a game of Candy Crush? Rather than working on that math assignment did you hop on TikTok to procrastinate? Maybe you were researching the best ice cream shop in town! Were you reaching out to Grandma to check-in?
Drop them into a bowl, a hat, a bucket – whatever you have on hand! You and your tween take turns drawing them out and see if you can think of a time when you picked up your device for that reason.