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Family toolkit for

a (mostly) phone-free,

offline childhood 

Includes readiness checklists, sample smartphone contracts, and MORE!  

parent toolkit for a (mostly) phone-free, offline childhood

Are your kids' friends using smartphones? Is your child asking for a device but you don't know where to start?

Help your child have a (mostly) phone-free, offline life with my Family Toolkit! 


If you're trying to give your kids a mostly phone-free life, this toolkit is for you!

With my Family toolkit, you'll: 

• Get tools to help you delay the smartphone 

• Set limits and boundaries that your family is comfortable with

• Find ways to encourage your kids' freedom in the real world

parent toolkit for a (mostly) phone-free, offline childhood

my TOOLKIT includes:

• 20 pages of resources for parents 

• Smartphone workarounds to help you delay 

• Readiness checklists: is your child ready for a smartphone? Are YOU?

• Customizable smartphone contract

• Tips for preparing kids for a smartphone, including safety guidelines and conversations to have

• Ideas for encouraging real-world independence and freedom

• My principles for helping your kids have a mostly offline childhood

Julie Lause

Hi I'm Julie! As a school principal...

I've spent my 25-year career putting systems in place to manage a building full of kids and adults, and motivate those folks to get the most out of every day. 

AND as a mom, I'm right there with you trying to retain my sanity enough to get to and from work AND enjoy the evenings with my family.  

It's a lot for anyone. And it doesn't help when our systems are out of whack.

I've done a lot as a principal and now as a mom to help kids stay safe online and build great social circles around them. I hope this Family Toolkit for a (mostly) Phone-free, Offline Childhood gives you the support and validation you need to set limits and have the conversations that your child needs to stay safe!



(mostly) PHONE-FREE,


parent toolkit for a (mostly) phone-free, offline childhood


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