Do you own it or does it own you?

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... Continue Reading →

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The Digital Invasion

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... Continue Reading →

Raising responsible adults

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... Continue Reading →

Technology, Screens, and Parenting

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... Continue Reading →

Don’t Miss It…

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... Continue Reading →

13 Reasons Why – Parent Resource

If you have not heard about it, your kids likely have. 13 Reasons Why has become one of the most watched Netflix TV shows ever. And that is worrisome. First, this show deals with some very mature themes. These include suicide, depression, underage drinking, rape, premarital sex, drug use, broken families, homosexuality, revenge porn and... Continue Reading →

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