This is a Ted Talk by Collin Kartchner that will get your attention. You may not agree with everything he says, but his research is current and valid and I see many of the things he is talking about every week in students as I am sure you do as well. I hope this gets all of us asking questions about what’s best for our students and gives us courage to parent based on need and not our surroundings. This talk is practical, it doesn’t address the spiritual. I say that because our students having a relationship with Jesus must be priority number one and there are few things that I see that have a more negative effect on their faith than phones and social media. And as he says at the end, it all starts with us and our parenting.
Parents……below you will find a few links to sites that will hopefully give you resources for continued growth in your personal walk, in your family, and with your kids. Some of these have info on blogs you can receive daily right to your phone for convenient access. Paul Tripp has excellent devotions, videos, etc. that really get to the heart of the matter, literally. Raising boys and girls offers a weekly blog called “Technology Tuesdays” that will keep you in the loop on the latest apps and social media platforms that are bombarding your students. I hope that these are useful to you.