Helping Kids Transition Off of Screens with Less Resistance

It’s time for your child to get off of their device but when you remind them, they…

complain, whine, and tell you how awful you’re being

beg for just “5 more minutes”… and then 5 more…

…may even outright ignore you


Getting kids off of screens can create so much negativity.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! 

In 20 minutes, I will help you:

– Understand why your child has such a hard time getting of of their screen

– Motivate them to get off of their device WITHOUT your nagging

– Create an action plan so that you no longer have to negotiate with or threaten them

Reduce the stress around screen time!



♦  20-minute video lesson

You’ll learn why kids are have such trouble getting off of their devices and what you can do to reduce the power struggles and rounds of negotiation when screen time is over

♦  Interactive guide

This resource will will help you apply the tips you learn to YOUR situation

♦  Examples

You’re not just learning a theory in these lessons…you’re learning what you can actually DO to see positive change

♦  Template for your plan

You can use this template to fill out (and hang up!) your plan

♦  “Say This, Not That” suggestions

The words you should use to ensure your success!

“I really appreciated the suggestions on how to get them off screens without WW3. I also appreciated the back-ground info of our brains (e.g. the fact that we do have needs being satisfied both biological and emotional, the fact that we are all goal-oriented and that can be difficult to get them off screens). My realization is, my kids are 16 and 14, and they are at an age where I am not entertaining anymore (if I ever really was).”

Kendall F.

“The handout is very clear and the example page is helpful. I also like the “Pause the video now” because I am way more likely to fill it out right then and there, than watch the video and do the plan at a different time altogether.”

Ashley B.


For what ages of children are these lessons appropriate?

These lessons were created for parents of children ages 2-12 years old, but many of the tips apply to parents of adolescents as well.

How long does the training take to complete?
It will take about 20 minutes to go through the course and build your plan. You will involve your child in making the plan, so the time spent may be shorter or longer depending on your child’s age and level of engagement.
Will my child go along with this plan?
The lesson is designed to consider your child’s point of view. They are an important part of making the plan, and they are likely to follow it when they are involved in its creation. Plus, we’ve included some “Say This” phrases to help you approach this plan in a way that leads to less resistance. 
Does this involve giving my child unlimited screen time?
Absolutely not! You will determine the parameters and “rules” and get buy-in from your child. You will learn to work with your child instead of against them. You will also have a greater understanding of why screens are so attractive to your child.
How can I receive additional support after I complete the training?

The Rachel Bailey Parenting Academy Club is a monthly subscription service ($35/month) that offers Live Q&A sessions with me for parents who complete these Relief Plans. Membership also includes community support, access to parenting resources, a Private Facebook Group where I keep open office hours to answer questions, email updates and other benefits. Click here to learn more about Rachel Bailey’s Parenting Academy Club.

Are there Relief Plans on other topics?


Managing Parent Stress and Anxiety Relief Plan helps you change what you are doing that is keeping you stuck in a cycle of negativity…and helps you feel more in control by giving you clear steps for handling situations that feel overwhelming

Reducing Sibling Fighting Relief Plan helps you understand the real reasons for the negativity between your children and create an action plan so that you no longer have to play judge and jury when your children are arguing

Not Getting Sucked into Kids’ Big Emotions Relief Plan helps you identify strategies to remain in control of your emotions no matter what is happening around you so that you can reduce the negative interactions with your kids (and others!)

Handling Your Kids’ Schoolwork With Fewer Power Struggles Relief Plan helps you foster internal motivation in your children and reduce the stress surrounding schoolwork


I’m Rachel Bailey. For over a decade, I’ve helped hundreds of parents bring out the best in their children. In addition to my master’s degree in clinical psychology, I have been an ADHD coach, in-home mentor (helping to improve family dynamics), therapist, and teacher of positive parenting techniques. And I’m a mom.

Like many of you, I tried “traditional” strategies with my kids…yelling, threatening, even the “positive” ones like rewards and praise. But none of those strategies worked in the long run and they didn’t feel good for me or my kids. So I learned how to switch from “band-aid parenting” (using strategies that don’t stick after a while) to “long-game parenting,” which lead to results that lasted and made me feel more confident and in control.  Now I teach other families how to do the same… and how to enjoy interacting with their kids again. 

And I can teach you too. 


“This was the perfect sized training for a specific topic. I was able to immediately implement the idea and it had an impact the very next day!”

Debbie N.


~ Your child getting off of their device BEFORE you ask them to


~Knowing exactly how to handle it if your child is resistant to getting of off screens

~ Stop worrying that your relationship is suffering because of all of the nagging, power struggles, and threats

Are you ready to help your kids transition off of screens?