Does your family need a Tech Timeout?

What is Tech Timeout?

The Tech TimeoutTM challenge started by ForestersTM encourages families to take a daily break from technology. Participating families are encouraged to disconnect from all things electronic with the goal of helping spouses, parents and children build stronger bonds, communicate more personally and get more involved in each other’s lives.

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10 Tech Timeout Ideas for Autumn

Nathaniel Hawthorne once said: “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” That was more than 100 years before the first modern computer was invented. With the average U.S. resident spending 6.5 hours per day on digital devices outside of work according to a recent Tech Timeout/Harris survey, […]

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The ultimate Autumn idea for dad in 2014?

Create an Autumn to remember, take the Foresters Tech Timeout Challenge.

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