Tip #2: Ground Rules for TV, Internet, Cell Phone
Kids have been plugged in more than usual this summer. Even if you don't pull the plug completely, it is wise to set new ground rules for TV, internet and cell phone use before back to school hits.
If you have to text your kid just to get his attention, try holding a family meeting with snacks and games to ease the pain of these new rules. Have a grown-up discussion and come to an agreement that is fair for everyone involved.