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I had to share the tech tote with you, because it is really a great little parenting hack!

Tech Tote - the best parenting hack for kids!

Most of you know that we have no-electronic weeks. ¬†We have them because they are just a great way to ‘detox’ from screen time and connect as a family. ¬† We also have our No-Screentime Until printables that keep the kids on track in the summer. ¬†I love doing these type of things, just because it is a way to help the¬†kids learn to prioritize their things, in a world where it is getting harder and harder to do.

Today, ¬†I was reading the new Focus on the Family magazine on our back porch, while the kids were coloring… and I saw an idea that I just loved! ¬† ¬†In the magazine, parents can submit little ideas that work in their house and the one that I came across today was perfect. ¬† A¬†mom (Kristi Rumsey) said that her 11 year old was struggling with her priorities, so they invented THE TECH TOTE. Her¬†idea really hit the nail on the head.

It is just a medium-sized tote that they bought (you can find one here) and it hold’s their daughter’s electronics. ¬† They keep her Mp3 player, video game controllers and other things (maybe an iPod, iPad or Kindle) in it. ¬† If her grades are acceptable and she has finished all of her chores, she will receive the¬†TECH TOTE¬†on Friday when school is over. ¬† If she didn’t finish these things during the week, she does not get¬†access to her tote¬†on the weekend.

The tech tote was an easy way to motivate the kids to be responsible without any argument.


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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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