Sharing Tech Boundaries with Family + Friends

You’ve done the work. You’ve thought critically about the role that you want technology to play in your home. You’ve considered the ways that devices might enhance or hinder your family values. You’ve communicated these things with your family and are feeling confident about the path ahead.

And then…you open the front door. You remember that there is a whole world out there that you simply cannot control. So now what? How can you communicate your family’s new practices to your friends and extended family?

Creation Over Consumption

With summer kicking into high gear, we can quickly feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of keeping kids engaged and entertained. While it can be so tempting to use screens as the solution, what if we were more intentional with our technology use this summer? What if instead of a platform of consumption, it were one of sparking creation? What if instead of a problem, it were a partner?

How to Host a Device-Free Gathering

Summer is here! This season feels like a natural invitation to gather, whether that be around a sprinkler in your front yard or enjoying popsicles on the back porch. In an effort to maximize memory making and minimize screentime, we are giving you a few tips on how to host a device-free gathering. These suggestions can be applied whether it’s the neighborhood kids coming over for a casual hangout, or you’re hosting a big summer birthday bash.

Spring Break Screentime Prep

Do the words “spring break” make you want to jump up and down or groan in agony? A full week with your family is an absolute gift, but at the same time, it can be completely intimidating. On today’s blog, we break down five ways to prepare for spring break so you can minimize screentime and maximize memory-making.

When your child Googles “naked kissing”

It takes an incredibly brave parent to share about their challenges. Instead of putting on their blinders to protect their ego, they face the truth in order to help protect other children. This story is from one such mother, Ashley, who shared her story with START —so others might not go through the pain she has been through. Thank you, Ashley. Your courage and vulnerability are such a gift.