Instill smartphone limits
According to research conducted by Common Sense Media, kids spend, on average, nine hours daily on their phones. When you take into account the well-documented negative effects smartphones have—from to “tech neck” to increased stress levels to decreased sleep, something, again, kids need a lot of—minimizing device use is a no-brainer. Instead of outright banning phones (they’ll fight you), find small pockets where you can lord your rule: say, the dinner table, or an hour before bed. Every little bit count.