*This is a sponsored post from OurPact to review their app, but all opinions are my own.
I would like to tell you that my girls’ iPad addiction has lessened since I first made light of it here, but sadly it hasn’t and may have only gotten worse since then as we were stuck indoors for months on end with it being winter, snowy and just downright cold for months on end.
I truly thought we were on the road to recovery as Spring and warmer weather has finally begun to sprung, but alas it was not to be.
Don’t get me wrong, I may have an issue myself at times, but still didn’t realize how challenging it would be to try to reform my kids’ iPad habits.
But again major fail on my part, as I more then habitually addicted to my Apple devices working from home.
Plus I am not going to lie, there are just times where they are quiet and not bothering me while I am get caught up working
surfing Facebook that the iPad mini has been a friend to this mom tired of entertaining her kids all day long.
Yet, I knew we were treading into some dangerous waters when my older daughter was building Frozen Elsa’s crystal palace in Minecraft for hours on end and not coming up for air.
Then I was recently shown the light by an app, of things, to help break their bad habits with the iPad.
The app is called OurPact, which has become my new favorite drill sergeant for my girls with their iPad usage.
Here is how it works.
My older daughter asks
whines for the iPad from the moment she is done with her homework daily.
As a reward for finishing her homework, I hand over the iPad with a caveat, which is that she has a 30 minutes to do her magic as Elsa would do in Minecraft.
Once the 30 minutes is up, the iPad is Frozen over just like the city of Arendale with all downloaded apps, social media and the internet too disappearing into a cloud of ice and snow!
I can even schedule either girls iPad usage around their daily schedule, such as bedtime, school activities, mealtime or just plain old-fashioned family fun time.
Seriously, I feel like I have even better magic powers then Queen Elsa with OurPact.
As long as I remind the girls before they begin their iPad usage and give them clearcut alternatives for when their time is up, I have found the OurPact app works like a charm in our home.
OurPact also provides me with a larger than life peace of mind as it is a refreshing new take as a porn blocker app, by helping give me and all parents that use it the tools we need to monitor our kids’ online behavior.
And judging from the sheer amount of response in the affirmative, when I shared our original iPad addictions, I would say many others would benefit from the OurPact app, which just so happens to be FREE!
That’s right, the OurPact app is FREE upon download. So, what are you waiting for download OurPact for FREE on all your IOS devices now!