If we are not careful, something that we own can and will soon own us. I own a computer, smart phone, TV, Apple TV, XBox 360, and tablet. Just writing that is convicting. What about you? What does your list of devices look like? A “fast” is where you intentionally and voluntarily abstain, or hold… Read More Do you own it or does it own you?
I recently finished The Digital Invasion: How Technology is Shaping You and Your Relationships by Dr. Archibald D. Hart and Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd. It’s a book that is even now almost obsolete because of how fast technology changes, but it is one I would highly recommend every parent to read. One very informative element of this… Read More The Digital Invasion
School is getting ready to start up, and for many, that means carpool lines. It means transporting your kids from one activity to the next and sitting in the car waiting. This can feel like wasted time. I love being productive and getting things done. I’m honestly thankful I’m not there yet. But I think… Read More Some of the most important minutes with your children are coming up
When I first came across the article posted below, I was thrown by the phrase “Digital Parenting.” I know what Digital Media is. I know digital vs. analog. I get those things. But Digital Parenting? This was a new term for me. Have you heard it? I hope so. Digital Parenting is necessary because we… Read More Digital Parenting? Here’s 5 ways to help figure it out
Problem-solving and fixing things is something that energizes me. Hand me a problem, and I will work to fix it. Sometimes I will put everything else on hold to work solely on that one problem. I thoroughly enjoy it (though my wife doesn’t always :D) One thing I’m learning, though, is that if I fix… Read More Raising responsible adults
There can be no doubt that technology has and will continue to deeply impact our daily lives, both at work and at home. There are increasingly more obstacles to raising children as digital natives. Of these challenges, Barna research is well acquainted. I recently read through 6 Tech Habits Changing the American Home and wanted… Read More Technology, Screens, and Parenting
Parents, “Don’t miss your role. No one has the potential to influence your son or daughter like you. Yep. That’s a lot of pressure. And it can be confusing. You are a mix of teacher, coach, counselor, and friend. So here’s a one-sentence job description to keep you focused. If you have a preschooler, EMBRACE… Read More Don’t Miss It…