What is Screen Coin?
Screen Coin is a currency based system to help parents manage their children's screen time. It is a fun system that promotes budgeting, communication, time management and quality family time.
We’ve been using Screen Coin for almost a month now, and my house has never been cleaner, my kids have never gotten along better and arguing over screen time is a thing of the past!
We're so happy with the results we've seen so far! I'm always hesitant to make a claim that a product has been life-changing, but in this case, it certainly has been!
Learn more about Screen Coin.
The Screen Coin System consists of the coins, a tray and a fully customizable family contract.
In addition to the coins and tray, we discovered that, in order for this plan to work, a contract between parents and children had to be created in order to get the kids to buy into the program. We talked about the contract, went over the rules and limits and everyone signed it.
It was very important that the kids had input on the contract along with us as their parents. It only took a few days for them to embrace the system and now, several months in, it is part of our routine.
The part that works well for parents is, once the contract is signed and the system is in place, Screen Coin removes the responsibility of “taking the screen away” from the parents and puts it on the signed contract.
The program teaches kids how to budget their time (using the coins), negotiate, how to follow rules, how to be a part of the conversation about technology, and how to respect family values around screen time. It helps to increase communication between parents and children and helps parents open up more time to spend together.
Here is how the Screen System works.
Benefits of the Screen Coin System
Parents that want to find a better way together..
We are Andy and Michele, a husband and wife team and the co-founders of Screen Coin LLC. Andy is a Visual Effects Supervisor that has a background in Industrial Design. Michele has a background in psychology and a Masters in Social Work. We are excited to share Screen Coin with families who are looking for a solution to the problem of too much screen time. We have two kids, Mia and Zach, two dogs, Poe and Riley, two cats, Ripley and Rebel, and Tinkerbell the tortoise.