Action-Takers—Making the Family Tech Think Tank Happen!

by | Dec 6, 2018

If you’ve downloaded our free guide to creating your own Family Tech Think Tank and you need some inspiration to help you get started, here you go!

It’s been awesome to see these posts show up on social media and in our email inbox. Keep at it my friends! We’re going to make a difference in the world. We can help our kids (and ourselves!) learn how to prioritize real life and people over screens, one step at a time.

The Henrie Family

We’ve been working on coming up with a solid plan for technology in our house. Better Screen Time has been hugely helpful in helping us talk about technology as a family. I highly recommend visiting their website if you are looking for a purposeful way to use technology and set boundaries for that technology in your home.


The Wells Family

Had a great discussion about Better Screen Time tonight with the family, led by Tia!

Decided to have an exclusion zone in our house (bedrooms, bathrooms) and to limit the screen use (including phones, iPads, computer, PS4, and TV). Also came up with alternate activities to do instead of screen time.

Thanks Andrea for your innovation and your #betterscreentime ideas.


The Archibald Family

I realized we needed a do-over on our Good Pictures, Bad Pictures lesson. It was super short and chaotic the first time. So we did it again tonight. Here’s some footage–it’s very real. 🙂



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