I just found this while looking through old documents! My parents made me write and sign this contract before I could get an iPhone when I was 14. I had to promise I would obey all their rules regarding screen time and that I would not become addicted…Oops! I also promised I would not bring it to my room or use it until I had finished my homework… Hmmm can’t say I kept all my promises but it’s a start.
Now that I look back, I realize how valuable it would have been if I had been more vigilant about following this rules and creating better screen use habits. I would highly recommend some form of a contract for all new screenager parents!
In my attempt to avoid formality in my rebellious middle school years, I turned the “contract” into a marriage between my phone and I. Here are my wedding vows: