I was reading a post about screen free week and all the promises of family togetherness it would bring in your home. It got me thinking, is it really that uncommon to unplug your kiddos? I honestly didn't really think it was that uncommon to tell the kids to go outside and play. So tell me, honestly...How much time do your kids spend in front of a screen? Our house rules go like this...
Weekdays- if they are done getting ready for school and still have time they can have 30 mins of cartoons. They almost always get that 30 mins. Week nights they get 30 to 60 mins of cartoons before bed depending on how long it takes them to get their bedtime stuff done(night time tv comes after baths and bedtime reading).
Saturday- 1 hour of cartoons in the morning and 30-60 at night just like weeknights.
Sundays- no morning cartoons because we go to church in the morning then we do family movie night at 6 every Sunday night then straight to bed after reading.
so my kids spend anywhere from 9 to 13 hours a week in front do the tv.
we don't allow any tablets during the week but they get 20 mins a day on the tablets on the weekends.
now I have to admit this is an average week for us there are some weeks where they ask for extra time and we allow it. But I feel like even the extra time we allow is still within reason.