Take action NOW and invest in your child's future! Our Quick Start Tech Contract is a comprehensive outline of conditions children of ALL ages can comply with for the privilege of having access to ANY technology and using it in a respectful manner on all platforms. Stop Nagging and Start Negotiating New Terms.
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Quick Start STC Tech Contract & Rewirement Plan $19.95
Don't issue a phone to your child without this! Already having tech over-use issues? You can start using this right away to require pre-teens and teens to comply with family rules and teach healthy tech habits, it's never too late to start a new healthy routine! Delivered electronically right away. Optional 15 minute Zoom, Phone, or Skype appointment to discuss best practices in implementing, scheduled upon purchase. Require a small part or all of this comprehensive tech contract to maintain possession of their phone and computer. Overview all the different limits and requirements that should be standard with the privilege to use a phone and pick a few to start complying with now. We recommend these first two steps: (1) mandatory physical location docking at home to minimize damaging tech exposure and reduce the habit of constantly checking and carrying a phone on the body and (2) always using location sharing as a condition to having a phone. If teens are unwilling to comply with even minimal change, we recommend physical removal of devices. Life can go on without access to personal devices! Of course, this contract is much easier to implement when it's a requirement of having your first smart phone in the first place, absolutely no younger than middle school, ideally high school. Next steps: Obtain coaching via Zoom or in person for monitoring progress and maintain accountability support.
Personal Support: Initial Parent Coaching Meeting
During the initial parent meeting we will understand your family dynamics, educational goals, and how technology is currently being used. We will collect information necessary to make a customized Screen Time Clinic Family Tech Wellness Plan© and discuss our strategy to implement this on your own or during a whole group family meeting (online or in person). We will talk about how screen time should be structured in your household and establish a mix of educational vs entertainment time. We will discuss and recommend parameters for device usage, technology contracts, screen time limiting settings and accountability systems. We will also discuss recommendations for licensed therapist meetings, integrative tutoring, and online class recommendations to maximize and broaden learning time.
Personal Support: Family Coaching Meetings
For this important first family meeting, your success coach will come to your home or conduct a Zoom meeting especially for your family. In an effort to gain maximum understanding of your situation and ensure the childrens' voices are heard we will briefly interview all the children. They will be given the opportunity to express and document their opinions about their own screen time habits, current rules, and goals that seem reasonable to them. Then, as a group, your success coach will reinforce the compelling reasons why limiting screen time is necessary. This information is better received coming from our "neutral third party" Screen Time Clinic Coach than parents, as well as explaining why a new family plan and individual limit goals are in everyone's best interest. We will work together to make a collaborative plan for household technology usage parameters with a customized STC Family Tech Wellness Plan© and individualized STC Screen Time Contracts©. Keep in mind the goals and negotiable parameters were previously determined in initial parent meeting to guide the family planning process. The various levels of restrictions other families use to help build self-regulation and decrease overuse will be discussed together. This will determine the content on each teenager's STC Screen Time Contract©. Accountability options will be presented based on the children's input and parental preferences determined in the initial meeting. Finally, all families will receive a STC Rewirement & Goal Setting Chart to use for the following 8 weeks when difficult new routines become healthy lifelong habits.
Parent or Family Accountability Meetings
Private phone, FaceTime, or personal meetings as often as necessary with your coach to provide emotional & logistical support implementing the STC Family Tech Wellness Plan© and your child's STC Screen Time Contract©. Frequency to be discussed prior to the initial family meeting so support and accountability options are clearly outlined.
Teen Mentoring, Coaching & Accountability Meetings
For teenagers who prefer to meet with a success coach rather than a parent to discuss accountability goals and rewirement progress. These personal meetings can be arranged as often as necessary with your child's coach to provide optimal stress-free support following the established Family Tech Wellness Plan.