Importance of timers with kids' screen time

Updated: Jan 18

I hear a lot of moms share their power struggles and toddler meltdowns during screen time weaning. I have experienced it first hand so I know the frustration all too well. There’s always a series of ‘But can I do it for 10 more minutes. Can I watch another episode. But I’m not done yet’ all of which turn into outbursts as soon as you unplug the device.



Experienced that with your toddler too? Here’s what you can do to avoid the mayhem that ensues each time. Put a timer on your phone and make sure to tell them its coming. 15 minute, 10 minute and 5 minute check ins before the final homestretch. Remember to give them verbal reminders so they can be prepared mentally and emotionally to let go of the device.


I know it seems like a lot to do but you can trust me on this one. We always love to hear from our readers. Try it with your kids today and let us know what you think. What works for your family? Share with us in the comments below.

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