You guys know how much I love books. There’s God, there’s family, and then there are books. I hoped, when I had kids of my own, that they would naturally adore reading the way I always have.
Not so much.
Getting my son to do his 20 minutes of required independent reading at night was like asking him if we could spend 20 minutes ripping Band-Aids off his arms. Just as I was beginning to despair, I had an idea: what we needed was a bit of magic.
We’ve always had a simple family rule: No book, no movie. If you haven’t read the book, you don’t get to watch the film adaptation.
So we made a deal…
I’m honored to be writing for BonBon Break’s “Inspire” theme for October. The theme is sponsored by OurPact, a fantastic app that helps parents monitor their kids’ screen time and social media usage.
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