How to raise 'low tech' kids in a connected world

- Parents are always talking about technology: how it's affecting family life and how it's changing the way our kids are growing up. 

FOX 11 Parenting Contributor Donna Tetreault shared tips about limiting tech time for kids. She writes about it in her blog post, Boys Unplugged: The No Technology Summer Experiment.

If you might be thinking of shifting or limiting screen time in your family, here’s her advice:

-State the new rules clearly, make sure the kids understand what is going to be happening. They need to know what is expected in order to succeed.

-BE FIRM. Don’t give in or change your new rules unless it’s really a special occasion in your mind. (It’s okay to be flexible sometimes, flexibility is a part of real life.)

-Be realistic with yourself. Set goals that you can achieve with your kids. What makes sense for your family?  (Some sound advice from my husband)

-Make sure you replace that screen time with a new activity. You want to create a new "healthy habit."

You can find Donna at DonnaTetreault.com and on Twitter / Facebook @DonnaTetreault.

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