Have you experienced a family dinner when it seems like the kids are more thankful for their phones than their family? With kids glued to their apps, screens, texts, and videos, we’ve finally reached the modern equivalent of that age-old parenting adage, “Be seen but not heard.” Now our kids are both not seen and not heard. Is that what we want for the dinner table? Is that the family tradition we want to leave them? In our 24/7 world where everything is so convenient, so easy, and … [Read more...]
Parents: Take a Tech Timeout!
Thank you Tech Timeout for sponsoring today's discussion. I was given a challenge. The Tech Timeout™ challenge. From Friday September 6th through Sunday September 8th I signed up to take one hour away from technology per day. That sounds easy right? I thought it did. But, I am so connected to my laptop and iPhone that even one hour per day had to be intentional on my part. I have already learned by experience that parenting, Christian living and family time all needs to be intentional. … [Read more...]