Black father and boy browsing laptop in room
photo: Keira Burton

The working parent’s guide to screen time

Principles, practices and parental controls that keep kid tech in check

How do screen time struggles affect our experience of hybrid work? That’s the subject of the latest Thrive at Work newsletter. Read (and subscribe) here.

First principles

Laughing black mother and daughter browsing modern laptop in kitchen
photo: Monstera

Parenting tactics

Mother talking with small daughter in bedroom
photo: Tatiana Syrikova

Screen rules

snapshot of screen rules posted on our bulletin board
snapshot of our current screen rules

Parental controls: What we use now

snapshot of the parental control apps on my iphone
the parental control tools I access on my iPhone

Parental controls that work

screenshot of iOS screentime settings
The key settings we use in iOS Screen Time.

Final notes

kids dressed like business people and working at a desk on computer and phone
photo: Gustavo Fring

For more strategies and tech tips on how to balance work and family when you’re working from home, subscribe to my Thrive at Work newsletter.



Speaker on hybrid & remote work. Author, Remote Inc. Contributor to Wall Street Journal & Harvard Business Review.

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