Tips for Being Screen Free & More Involved #Futuro2020


When my eldest tween was seven – the same age as Michelle’s twins – I made the decision to ban television viewing during the week in my home.  Four years later, I can say it was one of the BEST parenting decisions I made.  When I saw in Michelle’s ( first video for the Futuro2020 series that she was starting this year as a a “screen free” household, I was excited to see how it would go.

In her second video, Michelle provides us an update and includes tips on how to balance being screen free but still allow children to view their favorite shows.  She also shares how her family has committed to being involved in her children’s school.

Have you tried being a “screen free” family?  How did it go?  Please share in the comments below.

The #Futuro2020 campaign is a compensated series with Hispanic CREO and Los Tweens however, all opinions expressed are our own. 

Who are the #Futuro2020 Mami Ambassadors?

Amber (, Candy (, Michelle ( and Katherine and Cristy ( have partnered with Hispanic CREO to support their Futuro 2020 campaign.  The Latina moms of tweens strongly believe that education is key to our future and the most important factor in a child’s education is parental involvement.  Through a series of videos, the #Futuro2020 Mami Ambassadors share their stories of how they’re involved and provide tips and advice for parents.

View the Futuro2020 Mami Ambassador Videos: 

Amber ( Video 1 

Candy ( Video 1

Michelle ( Video 1  and Video 2

Katherine ( Video 1

What is Futuro2020?

Futuro2020 is a national campaign created to raise awareness of the low academic achievement of Hispanics, to educate people on why this is bad for America and to identify new solutions to this crisis.

Join the movement: 

Join the Futuro2020 campaign by texting FUTURO to 52886 to receive more information.

Sign up to join the movement

Follow @futuro_2020 on Twitter and the #Futuro2020 hashtag