Goodtimer News

  • Potty Training: Tips, Timing, and Tools for a Smooth Transition

    Potty training is a unique journey for each child (and, of course, that child's parent(s)). Manage bumps in the road by practicing patience, exercising skill, and utilizing positive reinforcement techniques (like the Goodtimer) to encourage progress and support your efforts.

  • Mastering Bedtime Battles with Goodtimer: A Parent's Guide to Happy Bedtime Routines

    Creating a bedtime routine helps kids go to sleep earlier, fall asleep faster, and improve sleep quality. Turn your child’s nighttime routine into a family game with Goodtimer, the educational toy that acts like an interactive behavior chart. Much more than a simple children’s timer, Goodtimer turns bedtime into a breeze through positive reinforcement.

  • Cultivating Healthier Screen Time Habits for Kids

    Creating and enforcing rules to limit kids' screen time serves to enrich screen time benefits and mitigate screen time risks. The content children absorb from screens - as well as how often they are absorbing that content - has a significant influence on their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Since most parents want (at least some) say over who their children are becoming, and with consideration for research showing excessive media exposure can negatively impact children’s developmental trajectories, here is a guide to help parents effectively manage the relationship between their beloved children and their children's beloved screens.

  • Building Empathy in Young Children with Aggressive Behaviors

    Aggressive outbursts in young children are extremely common since they lack the skill set to regulate their emotions effectively. When parents can meet their young children’s aggression with patience, understanding, and empathy, they are communicating the social and biological reality that children - and their behavior - are works in progress, and that the adult is there to help them on this journey. Modeling empathy and encouraging its practice with praise and reinforcement builds harmony in the home, benefiting children and parents alike.
  • Three Tips to Get Kids to Help at Home

    Need help with getting your kids to help out around the house? Learn how you can motivate your family to lend a hand at home with these three simple tips.
  • The BEST Way To Get Your Kids to Listen!

    We all know there is no instruction guide that arrives in our mailbox when we begin raising children. Using positive language to encourage your kids to make great choices while involving them in a fun and engaging game that provides positive reinforcement to motivate them to keep at it can inspire your kids to be awesome listeners!
  • Four Tips to Encourage Better Behavior in the New Year

    After a week of holiday chaos and a disrupted family routine, many families struggle with challenging new behaviors like tattling and temper tantrums.  Come New Years Day, many parents will being making a New Year’s resolution to get their family back on track.  Use Goodtimer to address nearly any behavior your child is learning.  From picky eaters to bedtime battles, Goodtimer will encourage a child to make good choices all day long.  It’s a New Year and a perfect time to start some healthy, lasting habits with Goodtimer.

  • Product update: Now earn tokens faster!

    Our team strives to connect with Goodtimer families to understand how they’re using Goodtimer so that we can make it an even better solution for families.  We took your feedback to heart, and effective December 1st, all new Goodtimers will include a software update allowing kids to earn one token in just three hours, two and have times faster than before.