How to bring good habits back to life

“So after many failed attempts to manage her time better I found HABYTS ……OMG this little gem of a piece of software, I swear, may have saved me from insanity.”– Lisa, mother of a 9-year-old girl This kind of feedback inspires us every day at Habyts. As a husband and wife team, we started Habyts … Continued

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Try Out the Habyts Updated Parent Dashboard: Practical Kids Screen Time Controls Made Simpler

Our busy development elves are always hard at work improving Habyts based on your feedback. This week, amongst the usual bug fixes, we’ve rolled out an improved layout for the Habyts Parent’s Dashboard, making it clearer and easier to manage screen time for kids. How your dashboard will look when you next log in. The new dashboard … Continued

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Is Confusion an Actual Parenting Model?

Why is it all so confusing?  Or is it just me? I sometimes wonder why parenting feels so different (complex? overwhelming?) than it was for my parents.  Sure, the pace of change (particularly technology change) makes today’s world almost unrecognisable to previous generations.  But, parenting itself just feels more confusing than ever. Possibility vs Fear … Continued

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Take our Screen Time Survey

Hi everyone, Spring renewal.  The perfect time to try something a little different! And the perfect time to get YOUR perspective on this “screen time thing”! I’d be over the moon if you could just take two minutes to tell me about your situation and your single biggest challenge when it comes to managing Digital … Continued

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All Screen Time is NOT Created Equal

Attempting to limit my children’s screen time to less than two hours per day (like many experts have recommended) felt like a losing battle.  Digital media is not going away and a good portion of my sons’ lives (and mine) is connected to technology. I began to realise that time monitoring in this day and … Continued

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Whatever Happened to Chores?

“82 percent of parents did chores as kids; 28 percent ask their kids to do them. Today’s Balancing Act.” – Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune via Twitter. While that trend is disconcerting enough, it was reassuring for me to see one person’s practical response to Heidi’s tweet about her article ‘Why aren’t we expecting our kids … Continued

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Through the Eyes of Our Teens

Has anyone seen the short video Life Without Technology at Temple University or read The Winter of Our Disconnect by Susan Maushart? Well, if you haven’t, here’s a great short cut. Teen blogger, Harrison, compares and contrasts both of these perspectives of a life without technology, and his closing remarks are interesting to hear as … Continued

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