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New Post 7/13/2011 3:21 PM
  mary22
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> How can i get my kids off of their electronics?????  
Hey Forum,

I'm planning a trip for next month to Yellowstone and I really want to get my kids to enjoy the beautiful park rather than wasting their time inside. I allow them to bring electronics or the road so they have something to do during the travel. I found an article that helps but what do you think?
 
New Post 7/13/2011 3:23 PM
  Maggie
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Re: > How can i get my kids off of their electronics?????  
Who is the parent? Say the words "electronics only allowed from 8pm to 10pm" or some such rule, then enforce it. When mine were young I would confiscate for a long enough time to hurt after one violation; the second violation would mean destroying or selling the device. I can think of only once when the second step was needed. I am sure I damaged their psyches by such draconian measures (one is a medal winning career officer in the Army, one an orthopedic surgeon, and one a pediatric oncologist) but I thought I did the right thing.
 
New Post 8/31/2011 2:58 PM
  Matthew
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Re: > How can i get my kids off of their electronics?????  
Whoa! And my kids complained about me being too strict with their electronic stuff.

In my case, I would usually sit down and show my kids the place that we will go to for our trips so that they can be excited about it. I know Yellowstone have these activities for kids and these clubs as well, so you can show them that. I allow them to play with their games when we are on the road. But when we get to the campsite, we deposit also all of our electronics in one cabinet. I say we because that includes me and my wife. The best way you can get them to get rid of the electronics is when they see that you're willing to let go of your cellphone and laptop too.

 
New Post 8/31/2011 3:22 PM
  Calvin
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Re: > How can i get my kids off of their electronics?????  
First of all how old are your kids? And what kind of electronics are they using, video games, smart phone, laptop? I mean if they are at a younger age and you need to pack for them then just simply don't pack those things in. If they are older and pack for themselves then remind them not to bring it, tell him/her the reason for this trip is to enjoy the park and to spend some quality time with family/friends, not your electronics!
 
New Post 9/1/2011 8:57 AM
  Maggie
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Re: > How can i get my kids off of their electronics?????  
I agree with you. Whenever we go out for a road trip, electronics are a big no-no. The only thing we bring is a cellphone for emergency purposes. I actually came across an article here in Camping Road Trip that gives suggestions on how to keep kids busy on a road trip without the need for electronics. This may help you. It may mean that one of you may have to be with the kids every now and then, but at least you'll get to achieve your goal.
 
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