Habyts teaches kids to earn their screen time privileges


Yes, we parents were right all along!

A 75-year-long Harvard study showed that adults who did chores as kids tend to be more independent, collaborative and have a ‘can-do’ attitude.

But getting kids to consistently do chores can be like pulling teeth.

Which is why Habyts turns screen time into a PRIVILEGE kids can earn at doing their chores, homework or other tasks.

It all happens automatically - which means no more nagging.

Habyts lets you create Tasks for your child, with a day and time for each Task (or chore).

You can award points for completing a Task, and even block Play Time until it’s done. You choose how hard you want to push to get it done!

Habyts will remind your child when Tasks are due, and he/she can mark them off when they’re done.

Parents can even set a Task to require parental approval.

Simple, consistent, and hassle-free for both parents and kids.

Chores build character – and successful habits for life

In the 'olden days' of the 20th Century, kids had duties around the house. We called them ‘chores’.

They were dull, but they had to be done, and we just got on and did them.

And it turns out that chores are essential.

They build a sense of family belonging and contribution.

They create good habits.

Chores reinforce the grit that every child needs to succeed.

(Here's some more food for thought from our blog.)

But nowadays, busy schedules, greater homework pressure, and arguments arising from screen time can lead parents to give up on chores.

Don't give up...help is here!

The Task system in Habyts lets kids earn their screen time privileges & build great habits...without parents having to nag.

Parents can award points for completing Tasks, or block Play Time until they’re done – or both!

You’ll be amazed at how regularly your child remembers to feed the dog, tidy their room, or clear the dinner table!

How to set up Tasks

On the Tasks page, you can see a summary of any Tasks that have already been set up.

You can edit each one, or, to create a new Task, click add a task.

Step 1: Name the new Task.

Enter the Task name (or select one of the Tasks we suggest for you).

Step 2: Choose when this Task is to be completed.

You can set which days of the week the Task is to be done, and whether it should be done by a certain time or at any time during the day.

Step 3: Make sure it gets done!

Choose for Habyts to gently remind your child about the Task. Or simply block Play Time until the Task is done.

If you want to check that the Task has been completed, click Needs Approval.

Finally, since a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, consider awarding some points for the Task – your child can use these for Rewards or extra Play Time.

Habyts takes the hassle out of managing your child’s screen time, chores and homework

See how Habyts can work for you

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

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.…

Kevin T

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

We aim to tackle the tough issues...
so you don't have to

What kids may say (or think) - and why Habyts is the answer

But I need the internet for my homework… really!

Set Study Time - ONLY allow educational sites & apps. See How

Safe Browsing

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

Relax! Habyts controls incognito (private) browsing. Cool huh? See How

Safe Browsing

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

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

X Platform

Chores?
I don’t do chores.

Habyts lets kids earn their screen time privileges...finally! See How

Parental Approval

I’ve tidied my bedroom – honest.

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

Parental Approval

Joey, look! I found these pictures…

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

Safe Browsing

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

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

Rights vs Privileges

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

Habyts supports shared devices & applies rules to EACH child. See How

Time Control

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

Habyts manages the whole device, not just the internet! See How

Network Independent

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