Screen time update
May18

Screen time update

It’s been about a month since I set new screen time rules for my kids. They were very specific and I wasn’t sure how they would work, but I promised I’d report back! There were people who thought my rules were too strict and plenty of people who thought they were very generous – it turns out that lots of kids only get an hour of screen time a day. But I was confident they were the right rules for MY family. The...

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Screen time
Apr15

Screen time

When my younger son got the dreaded Xbox over a year ago, both boys would play and play and play some more. We soon realised they were playing far too much. So we set a timer! Result! They had an hour on the Xbox a day. That worked. For a week or two. But then my younger son just drifted off and picked up whatever device was available to watch YouTube videos or play games like Clash of Clans. This was harder to police. There was no...

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Project 365: Week 22
Jun01

Project 365: Week 22

I’m rather late with my round-up this week, as we were out at the Wychwood Festival all day yesterday. Half-term has been a pretty mixed bag for us, with some ups and downs and far too much rain. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 145 – Sunday 25th May – my son decided to have a kick around in the garden after he was ready for bed. Day 146 – Monday 26th May – Bank Holiday Monday, so we went to...

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The Xbox
May30

The Xbox

Earlier this year, something new came into our house. It wasn’t something I wanted, but I felt I couldn’t stop it. I wish now I had. Yes, we have an Xbox in our lives. My younger son always has a lot of money at the start of the year. He has his birthday in October and struggles to spend any money before Christmas when, inevitably, he gets yet more money. Because relatives find it hard to buy presents for tween boys. So he...

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