Christmas is one of those times when lots of us parents realise, if we’re lucky, that our own folks worked pretty damn hard to keep us happy. Especially at Christmas. Not that we would’ve fully appreciated this at the time. No.
It’s only now we realise there’s much more to a “happy family Christmas” than simply ensuring the correct brand of skateboard is purchased or that the color on the new phone cover contains an acceptable level of sparkle.
The real challenge is the juggling act involved with keeping everyone – big kids, small kids AND grown ups – happy, while avoiding conflict and cross frowns at all costs. It’s a day of high expectations from all parties. The parent would prefer the day to resemble his/her childhood Christmas. And the kids have their own ideas. Ideas which can quite often involve a device of some sort. Especially if they just unwrapped a new one from under the tree. And this is when problems occur. We didn’t have an iPad to get lost behind in the 80s and we’re not about to lose our children to theirs!
And so begin the arguments.
Thankfully our app is pretty good at putting a stop to such conflicts with features like the handy 5 minute warning and the ability to set a daily time limit.
There are lots of other ways to use the Screen Time features to your advantage on Christmas Day too. Below we’ve highlighted classic Christmas day occurrences and how to handle them cleverly with our app: