10 Ways to Have Super-Simple Summer Fun

We tend to overly complicate our kids’ lives in this modern world. From scheduled playdates to structured activities to meticulously planned-out road trips, we’ve forgotten the beauty of puttering around our own homes and neighborhoods finding imaginative things to do to pass the time. According to the American Association of Pediatrics, in their 2007 study on … Continued

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43 Ways Our Kids Thrive on Free Play

 Article originally published by wetheparents.org in April 2019. WeTheParents are Neve and Keane (the parents), two unperfectionists looking for simplicity, meaning, and humor in parenting. All ideas expressed are the writer’s own. Is your child getting enough ‘free play’? Child-led free play – the unstructured time during which children can act out their fantasies, create … Continued

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Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Twitch

Is Twitch safe for kids? Here’s everything you need to know about this massively popular gaming and livestreaming platform. Article originally published by Commonsensemedia.org in May 2019. Common Sense Media provide a platform for opinions about parenting in the digital age. All ideas expressed are the writer’s own. The Internet trend that baffles most parents isn’t … Continued

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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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Reframing Screen Time Rights for Your Screen-Hungry Kids

“We’re so connected electronically, but we’re disconnected interpersonally” – Dr. Edward Hallowell, M.D., drhallowell.com Screen time limits for parents – and carers – in place? Drop zone and charging stations established? Haven’t a clue what we’re talking about? Then take a look at our previous post: SIX HOME HACKS TO LESS SCREEN TIME! And if you’re reading … 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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Kids and Screen Time: What Parents Need to Know

“We know that kids who play video games and use technology for an hour a day are actually psychologically healthier than kids who spend 3 or more hours a day with video games and also psychologically healthier than kids who don’t spend any time at all.” – Dr Randy Kulman, Learning Works for Kids Do … Continued

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