Manage Screen Time & Motivate Your Kids Habyts® Helps You Unglue Your Kids From Screens... and Lets Them Earn Their Privileges

Habyts® was designed with ADHD in mind

Many kids have trouble managing their own screen time. But ADHD can make it even harder for kids to avoid excessive gaming, social media and other digital distractions. As family life and relationships suffer – parents often feel trapped in a loop of nagging, threats and telling their kids off. We’ve been there – and it’s one of the reasons we created Habyts.

Stop Screen Time Battles Before They Start

Easily regulate kids screen time habits across all your kids’ devices, with automatic limits, sensible schedules and safe browsing – across all networks, and even offline!

End Homework Hassles and Chore Wars

Block distracting websites and apps during homework – Study Time. Give your kids reminders and incentives to do their chores! Let them earn their screen time privileges!

Hi, we’re Cindy and Andy Crossley, Co-founders of Habyts®

As we went through our ADHD parenting journey, excessive screen time was a particular challenge.

We were fortunate to meet and work with ADHD experts such as Dr Edward Hallowell M.D., Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster of ImpactADHD, and other ground-breaking professionals.

These experts have helped us to build on the positive and practical principles we designed into our breakthrough app – called Habyts®.

In fact, our focus on Neurodiversity and Special Educational Needs has expanded as two other members of our Management Team are parenting kids on the autistic spectrum.

We see Habyts as an opportunity to unwrap the gifts – and help manage the challenges – for many kids across the behavioural spectrum.

An Expert View of Habyts

"If screen time is a struggle for your family, I suggest you give Habyts a try. There is so much to gain."

Dr Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D.
Globally-renowned Child and Adult Psychiatrist, Author and Expert in Cognitive Behavior

See How Habyts Supports Professionals

Why Screen Time Is an Issue with ADHD and how Habyts can help

ADHD turns typical screen time issues into BIG ISSUES. Screen time self-control depends on the brain’s executive function – and ADHD undermines executive function.

Time Management

ADHD can make it hard to keep track of time. Kids can hyperfocus and spend many hours in front of screens.

Habyts Can

Easily enforce sensible Time Limits, Schedules & Rules… across Multiple Devices

Impulse Control

Kids with ADHD may be more likely to engage in risky online behaviour like watching inappropriate videos and sexting.

Habyts Can

Filter harmful websites & Protect Your Kids

Sleep

Winding down at bedtime can be challenging for kids with ADHD. Screen time can make it even more difficult.

Habyts Can

Easily enforce Bed Time Limits & Schedules

Inattention / Working Memory Issues

Kids with ADHD can get lost in a game and forget they have tasks they need to be doing.

Habyts Can

Require daily Tasks to be Done…Before Screen Time

Homework Distractions

Having digital entertainment just a click away makes it even more challenging for kids with ADHD to stay focused.

Habyts Can

Block out hard-to-resist Homework Distractions – even when doing homework on the computer

Low Self-Esteem/ Need for Recognition

Kids with ADHD usually experience much more negative than positive feedback – resulting in a vicious cycle of internal shame & external blame.

Habyts Can

Let parents instantly reward points for progress – no matter how big or small which an be redeemed for both screen and non-screen rewards

Frustration & Emotional Outbursts

Daily frustration and a lack of impulse control can result in high emotion for kids with ADHD.

Habyts Can

Act as an objective Time Keeper & Enforcer Reducing Some of the Potential Emotional Conflict

Transitions

All the on-screen excitement makes it even more challenging to transition off screens when time is up.

Habyts Can

Automatically provide minute-by-minute countdowns and warnings to Ease the Transition off Screen Time

Self-Regulation

Kids with ADHD struggle to develop the good habits to carry into adulthood.

Habyts Can

Combine Automation and Motivation to create the consistency kids with ADHD need to develop good habits for life

Case Study: Managing Digital
Distractions with ADHD

Kayla was one of our Habyts Testers. Here is how Habyts helped Kayla manage digital distractions and her son with ADHD.

Read More About Kayla

See why parents love Habyts

Hassle-Free

I don't want their heads stuck in their devices all of the time and go to sites they should not...[I like] that the kids have the device access turned off without hassle…Because it gives the kids incentive to do what they are supposed to.

Charlene T

Easy To Set Up And Track

Habyts is easy to set up and track. I like that you can add your own tasks & rewards. I can also track his progress in case he forgets to complete a task. I added brush teeth, make bed, leave on time. It was easy to add rewards…game time w/dad (5pts), movie (10pts), and dinner out his choice (30pts).

Chris C

Really Like the Points & Reward System

My daughter seems to be on her tablet 24/7 and so do I! We're both really savvy with technology! I really, really like the points and reward system. It worked really well for us! That's the only way my daughter uses her tablet.

Amanda E

Helps Keep The Fussing And Fighting Down

[The study time feature] is very easy to use and understand…It makes the app stand out from others…really enjoyed using Habyts. It helps keep the fussing and fighting down with my daughter.

Patty H

Disable Usage Right Away

My son will just play any game he likes until the battery dies on the tablet and then move on to computer...Habyts is so easy to use and can be handy with a child who will not put down a device when asked.

Chris L

Allows My Children To Be Independent

My son has ADHD so he can be distracted very easy...[Habyts] was easy to use and I like how the children can't play their tablets without the task being done. I also [like] how they can see what task needs to be done. This makes it to where they can be more dependent.

Kayla A

Study Time Increased And Social Media Decreased

I like knowing what my kids are doing on the computer without checking on them very often...I can monitor how long they do certain things on the computer. Study Time increased and social media decreased...I loved it!

Nicole D

Study Time

Study time is excellent and great to know you can block sites and only use a specific time to study for your kids...It has all I need plus more [and] what they need for security.

Camille S

Turn Off The Internet

My two kids are constant users of Android phones, and tablets...I chose for my kids about 35 min for study time. If they get all the work done in this time they are done....I like the ability to simply turn off the internet from the kids.

Mike E

Motivating

My kids were more interested in competing with each other with the Rewards feature… It was great having them doing something together and having fun.

Nicole D

The Perfect Solution

Habyts is the perfect solution...I love how it teaches my child how to manage time and use educational websites and still have time for fun. [For Rewards], I added do some baking together, read with me, have an ice cream, play my favorite board game…all valued at 5 Points.

Camille S
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