One of the questions that we are frequently asked is, “What’s next, after the 30 days?” In other words, what will have changed?
If you’ve followed the blog, you already know that we are no longer a television household. Sometime in week two we decided to rid our home of both TV’s. One of them, however, will be housed next door at our church. With that in mind, we have agreed that when times arise when we, as a family, desire to watch a video together, we can do so over there (The idea being that we will have made it a less convenient undertaking). I am also proposing that the children will each get one hour per day of recreational screen time all their own (computer/video game/iPod).
As with all such rules in a family of this size, the big issue is consistent enforcement. We would love to hear from you with your thoughts and suggestions!