How these parents turned their screen time into family time together

After the shock of learning the amount of time spent on their devices, this Midwest family worked to implement ways to spend more time away from their screens.
2:38 | 05/01/19

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How. The midwest Hamlet were shocked at the amount of time they had spent on screens. And policies. So we asked the renowned Guttman institute on family behavior to watch the tapes too and guide this family towards change first of all we think that you are staying warm and loving family thank you and a courageous one. Percent said that we're crazy. Characters carry coal and on call husband and wife of counseled families for 25 years. It's not just your failing a struggling with this issue is. Most families who won't mean anything that therapists say encompasses. An exercise in banning screen time. It's about making more time for adventure and family life. I'll how do we embrace it as a thing that enhances our families. Then takes away from. Two of the kids lantern to say hello and get a kind of teaching moment about the conversations. And asking something other than the usual questions yesterday and real estate aren't so would it feel different views what's the best thing happened team did get my mind. So that it is so what is the best thing that happened. Yeah she's thinking. I got a really good. Yes I thought it on so now the family is ready to take the first small step step one. Have a family meeting they went to a favorite restaurant. No blame everyone talking about how much screen time they need to and making some requests. Mom Michelle asked for one phone free hour after dinner each day and a second step dad Todd suggested planning a family adventure thing be hiking through the Cuyahoga state park. Two weeks ago I checked in to see how was going has been tied to go on to pick up fifteen year old Carson a baseball practice. A lot of treatments. Have been out my siblings and my parents lot more clear just more conscious about I think it's not like it's an in instantaneous revolution. Else in times when Annie bad habits their hearts that. Hard to break but maybe the biggest success they've had so far has been on step three. Use social media. But uses to connect with each other about you were doing a moment and I'm I'm so. It. Because not to participate in theirs and her school failed.

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