Post series: Children's Devices Use

Teach Children Phone Use Principles: A Response to the Phone Contract

This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Children's Devices Use” I like the idea of a phone contract, if it is done well with the right amount of seriousness and lightheartedness. Interestingly, in therapy, we are discovering that “contracts” are not usually an effective method. In fact it often enables problems. For example, creating a contract has a tendency to remove one from living the principles and concepts to living by the letter of the law. Making the parent have to spell everything out, as the child then becomes brilliantly (or desperately) clever in finding loopholes. “Well,...

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Make a Phone Contract with Your Kids

This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Children's Devices Use” Our phone contract for our sweet Rebekah as she get’s her first phone. (The same as the one we used for Joseph last year). For those that may want something similar with your kids. I got it and modified it from someone else online and want to pass it on in case you need it. [Child’s Name Here]’s Phone Contract [Insert Date] The following contract has been written up to help [child name] as she goes to Middle School… and officially becomes a member of the phone carrying...

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