The Author

Justin Whitmel Earley is a business lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, and the author of The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction. He is married to Lauren and has four sons: Whit, Asher, Coulter, and Sheppard. You can follow him on Twitter and learn more about cultivating a formational set of habits at

Is It OK to Pay My Child with Screen Time?

Before using screen time as an incentive, do your own homework as a parent.

Make Habits, Not Resolutions

Habits before love is legalism. But love before habits