The fiendish parental loop of banning, then un-banning gaming and screens

Stuart Dredge
Feb 19 · 3 min read
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  • At the end of the set period, the kids’ view is ‘We’ve been so good haven’t we! We’ve definitely earned screens back!’. Our view is ‘You’ve been so good haven’t you! This is why maybe the screens shouldn’t come back!’
  • We fret that not bringing the screens back will seem too much like punishment for good behaviour, so we bring the screens back.
  • At some point in the next weeks / months: repeat.

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