Phones, Social Media, and Being Present With Your Kids

April 8, 2021 | Crystal Paine

Do you struggle to set good parameters for social media? In this week’s podcast episode, Jesse and I tackle a question from a listener about how we set boundaries for our phones (trust me, we’re a work in progress when it comes to this, as you’ll find out in the episode!)

We talk about different strategies we’ve implemented, why I take one day off from posting on social media each week, how Jesse had Kathrynne set up accountability for him, what I learned from my time-tracking experiment, mistakes we’ve made, and how we’re wanting to model setting an example for our kids.

We also chat about what it’s like to have a teen driver, how we’re seeking to expose Baby D to Spanish in our home (and different resources we’re using for that), and how early morning ice skating sessions for Kaitlynn has been making such a difference for Jesse.

In This Episode: 

[00:33] We’re having a conversation about phones, social media, and being present with our kids.

[03:12] Not only do we have a new driver, she’s also taking the kids to and from school!

[05:58] I am learning Spanish because Baby D’s family speaks Spanish and Duo Lingo is saving my life.

[10:42] Ice skating has been saving Jesse’s life because it’s helping him get up earlier.

[13:49] Hear the listener’s question that inspired this episode.

[17:35] Why I take time away from my phone.

[20:30] Creating your own boundaries is also modeling behavior for your kids.

[22:28] You can create parental controls on your own phone to stay accountable.

[24:26] Plus, you don’t have to do this perfectly. Give yourself grace.

[25:40] Tracking your time is an amazing way to see what you do with your day.

[28:28] Learn my big takeaways from tracking my time.

[31:08] Batching has been a lifesaver.

Links and Resources:

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