We can complain about how much time our kids spend online, texting, playing video games and other digital media—but we adults aren’t much better.
Kids tend to mimic the behavior of their parents. So, set a good example by turning off your own cell phone, computer and television one evening a week. Get out the board games and ban all digital devices. Use it as a time to ask questions and get to know what’s going on in their lives.
Your kids will complain and think you’ve lost your mind, but after a few weeks they’ll begin looking forward to it. And you’ll have set up a tradition they’ll likely pass on to their own families.