Lately our children have had a challenging time putting down the the ipods and (shared) cell phone until their work( homework/ chores, etc.)is done. So to help them remedy this problem my husband suggested this solution. I'm hoping that the phrase "out of sight, out of mind" will apply.
I already had this little zipper purse to use to put them in when they get home. When they are all done with their "work" they can pick them up because they have "earned" them back. I'm going to love not sounding like a broken record.