Life Lessons for Kids
The best teachers in life are parents.
myScreenTime offers a simple solution for screen time control plus it includes a versatile program parents can follow to teach three valuable life lessons. By leveraging playtime on digital devices, you can help your child:
- Learn self-discipline
- Establish good habits
- Exercise restraint
Parents can implement all three lessons right from the start, or focus on limiting screen time first and introduce other life lessons later. Either way, life lessons for kids are powerful building blocks that create positive changes in the way your child thinks and acts.
Life Lesson #1 | Self-discipline
The first lesson uses tokens to teach self-discipline by limiting daily playtime on digital devices. It starts with you and your child laying out a basic plan, like how many tokens they get per day and when they can use them. Once ground rules are in place, your child trades tokens for recreational screen time.
Life Lesson #2 | Good Habits
The next lesson inspires new behaviors by establishing ways your child can earn additional myScreenTime tokens. With your child, put together a list of habits to develop or tasks to perform and then reward your child’s hard work with extra tokens.
Life Lesson #3 | Restraint
The last lesson is simple. When you are asked to spend money for something your child really wants, make them exercise restraint by setting up a token savings plan. Decide how many tokens is a fair trade and encourage your child to give up some digital playtime to acquire the item.
Worksheets and Handbook
The right tools make teaching these life lessons easy. The information and examples on the myScreenTime Worksheets let you quickly establish appropriate rules and boundaries and the proven guidance and expert suggestions in the myScreenTime Handbook coach you through the process.