1- EVERY FRIDAY EVENING WE GO UNPLUGGED FROM 7pm - 7am .
2- TWO MANDATORY FAMILY WEEKEND OUTINGS EACH MONTH FROM 12-3PM.
Since I have a few teenagers, it is extremely important that they understand there are still plenty of opportunities to spend time with friends, but these two designations are restricted for our family. (Btw, there is a loophole if there's a predetermined commitment, like needing to work or a special occasion.)
These family times do not require tons of money. We've done trailside walks, sledding, board games, storytime, movies, etc.
Our latest Family night was snuggles by the fire and Decorating a Gingerbread Townhouse. And yes, even a 2 year old can join the fun (she took this activity very serious and concentrated extra hard...lol):