I’ll do my homework after I’ve played Minecraft

Not so fast! Habyts lets you set ‘Homework’ to be done BEFORE Screen Time Play

Want to teach your child to work first, play later?

Tired of hearing your kids say “I’ll do my homework after I’ve played Minecraft, watched YouTube & any other screen time distraction”?

Habyts allows parents to set conditions on when kids can use their Play Time.

In this case, you can simply set the condition that Homework has to be finished (and approved) before Play Time.

Delayed gratification is a critical skill kids must learn

Parents know the value of ‘delayed gratification’.  However, it’s a tough one to teach our kids with the instant access of the digital world.

But 40 years of Stanford research – the ‘Marshmallow Experiment’-  found that kids with this one quality are more likely to succeed in life.

In the study, adults who were willing to delay gratification as kids ended up having higher SAT scores, lower levels of substance abuse, lower likelihood of obesity, better responses to stress, better social skills as reported by their parents, and generally better scores in a range of other life measures.

So how do we teach our kids to delay gratification when it comes to screen time distractions?  And to get the important stuff done first?

Based on parent feedback, we’ve devised a solution for this particular challenge.

Habyts can automatically block Play Time until you (the parent) approves the completed homework.

Further, you can even say ‘OK, when you get back from school, you can play until 5pm, but then Play Time stops until it’s done.

Pretty cool, eh?

How to set up ‘Homework first, play later’

First, in the Study Time section, choose Scheduled Study Time.  Then click Add a Study Time Schedule.

Then, choose the days of the week that you want this rule to apply, how long Study Time should last, and any other rules. Study Time will now be required during these times.

See why parents love Habyts

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

Shut Down Internet

When I ask my son to do something and I hear him say from his bedroom to “hold on a second” I immediately shut down his access and he comes walking right out to see what I need. Or if he’s camping out in the bathroom after dinner instead of doing the dishes, shut down. Again, he comes right out. Perfect!

Kevin T

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Habyts handles the sticky gotchas that go with screen time... so you don't have to

If any of these issues sound familiar - then you need Habyts.

I’ll just use Incognito mode. They’ll never know!

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Parental Approval

I’ve tidied my bedroom – honest.

Require 'Task Approval' - if you think corners will be cut!

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Parental Approval

Joey, look! I found these pictures…

Habyts blocks bad websites - when a report is not enough!

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I’ve only just started – Billy was on for ages before me!

Habyts supports shared devices & applies rules to EACH child.

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Time Control

If she turns off the router, I’ll just play offline games

Habyts manages the whole device, not just the internet!

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Network Independent

I’ll do my homework after I’ve played Minecraft

Set 'Homework' to be done BEFORE Play Time. ;-)

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Rights vs Privileges

If you take away my PC, I’ll just use my phone

Habyts adds up time ACROSS devices...so 1 hour means 1 hour.

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Cross Platform

But I need the internet for my homework… really!

Set Study Time - ONLY allow educational sites & apps.

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Safe Browsing

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