We talk often in parenting classes about the importance of technology contracts. Contracts accomplish several things.
- They clearly outline the terms of having a gadget or media privileges. It eliminates a child/teen saying “you never said I couldn’t ________________.” The terms are clear and we’ve agreed to those terms on the front side.
- Contracts are a way of life. They prepare kids for all of life. I signed a contract when I purchased my first car, with the mortgage company when I bought my house, with my employer when I took my first job, with AT&T when I purchased my cell phone, and on and on. Reading, understanding, agreeing to the terms, and acting within those terms will be a part of our kids journeys all throughout their young adult and adult lives. READ MORE