Do You Have an Electronic Addicted Child?

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I do. Okay, maybe addicted wouldn't quite be the right word to use, but if we are all being honest, as parents, we probably all have a children or know of one who could stand to spend a bit less time on electronic devices. How many times have you called a child to the dinner table to see them approach with a phone or tablet in their hand? How often have you sat next to a child on the couch and watched a movie or TV show alone while they were engrossed in a snap chat or text fest with their friends? In our house, we have rules about when electronics can and cannot be used, but sometimes, that verbal agreement just isn't enough.

If you struggle with your child's electronic use from time to time like me, and have been looking for a way to limit it to a certain schedule, then OurPact 2.0 could be just what you have been looking for. Some of you may recall that I shared about the initial OurPact release earlier this year when I first was told about it. Now, they have come out with the OurPact 2.0 update, which allows parents to access the app whether they are on an Android, iOS or desktop device. The update provided a new look for the iOS app, and included the addition of the web app access for parents at OurPact.com. 


Basically, this free parental control application allows parents to control when their child has access to certain apps or electronic devices. By a quick and easy 1 minute pairing session via Pair.OurPact.com, parents can pair their child's mobile devices with the app, and have access to set schedules for electronic usage. For instance, in our home, the boys are not allowed to use any electronics until 4pm during the school year on weekdays. The OurPact 2.0 app allows me to instantly set that parameter for Monday-Friday during the week.



In addition to creating set schedules and time usage for electronic devices, you can also instantly block access at any time. Want to shut down electronics for a quiet family dinner? No problem. I really love this app, but the thing I love most of all is that it is free. You can see a demo of how it works in the video below.


So, if you have been looking for a way to limit your child's electronic usage and to help bring back family time, then OurPact 2.0 is the perfect tool for you. It is free to use, so what are you waiting for? Head on over to OurPact.com and get started today!

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  1. While I can completely appreciate the product OurPact is offering as a fully-featured, unique offering in a somewhat limited market, this really doesn't seem like the kind of thing we would use.

    Our son would live outside if we let him. When he's cooped up in the house (whether that's due to a lightning storm, extreme heat, or anything else) he does use electronics quite a bit, but he's always ready to bolt back outside at a moment's notice.

    It also seems like he appreciates that electronics are a privilege, and usually we don't have many issues with this so far.

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    1. Some of my boys are like this as well. I do have one however, that is glued to electronics as long as we let him be. In his case, OurPact comes in very handy.

      On the other hand, we do have periods where we go completely electronic free. Each of our road trips over the last three years, the 50-day, 70-day and 90-day road trips were all without technology for them. It was a great way for them to unplug and take a break.

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    2. Some of my boys are like this as well. I do have one however, that is glued to electronics as long as we let him be. In his case, OurPact comes in very handy.

      On the other hand, we do have periods where we go completely electronic free. Each of our road trips over the last three years, the 50-day, 70-day and 90-day road trips were all without technology for them. It was a great way for them to unplug and take a break.

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