Prevent your family’s tech obsession in
5 minutes a day
A series of self-guided workshops where a child and parent explore the impacts of technology on their lives. Workshops are designed for grades 3-8.
Features and Perks
Technology is stealing our time. These engaging workshops will help you gain time back, and lead to better family communication and connections.
You will be given tools to help you and your family to “own” your technology rather than it “owning” you.
Limiting technology will not cause your child to hate you, but rather, you will enjoy each other and have fun together, all while taking back lost time from technology obsession.
Education and Awareness
We will shine a light on technology pitfalls and educate you and your family on how to use technology as a tool and not merely entertainment.
Just 5 Minutes a Day
Spend quality time as family learning how to defeat the free time killer.
Before Giving Membership
Our solution engages your child. They have so much fun, they will beg you to do more activities.
John Schwind – Before Giving Co-creator
One parent and one child work together
Kids are willingly involved
Content is engaging
Lives are changed
Designed for kids grades 3-8, this is a series of self-guided workshops that one parent and one child go through, exploring the impacts of technology on their lives. Inviting content will make discussions about technology flow easily.
Your child will be engaged in the dynamic, informative material that will have them asking to do more. This will surely have a huge payoff for you and your family.
Which ones are you concerned about?
of ages 13-18 year have, or will have, a serious mental illness before they reach adulthood
of Americans believe that smartphone addiction is real
Need for instant gratification
the time a website must load in before viewers abandon it
Obesity, growing couch potatoes
adolescents affected by excess weight due to lack of physical activity and technological advances
Lack of focus and attention
the average attention span which is shorter than a goldfish
Too connected to a device
how far 95 % of us are away from our phones
Lack of sleep, fatigue, headaches
less sleep a night in children who used their phone or computer at bedtime
These workshops were life altering for me and my family. We needed it and did not even realize it.
Mike C. | a dad and a professional coach
Before Giving provided a way to discuss the positive attributes and negative hazards that come with technology and how to navigate it responsibly. I highly recommend using this program to have the tough, but necessary conversations with your family.
Krysten S. | a mom and an educator
Before Giving gave my daughter and me the perfect place to have important discussions about how technology affects our relationships. We will build on this foundation as we navigate her formative years. We’re so grateful for this program!
Tim D. | a dad and a vice principal
I used it with my kids ranging from elementary to middle school and found it enabled and encouraged necessary conversation that otherwise would not have happened. We are all better equipped to appropriately handle and use our technology.
Stacey H. | a mom and nurse