The topic of media consumption is a common source of concern and self-guilt for many parents. It feels like there is so much at stake when it comes to our kids and media usage, especially since most of the related headlines are negative.
We have all heard statistics or warnings about digital addictions. Glowing screens offer a seemingly irresistible draw. How, then, can we protect our kids from becoming dependent on them?
Children now have access to technology that was not even dreamed of when their parents were children. This means that our children have a different childhood than we had, and we have to parent differently than our parents parented us.
I have found that true intimacy with others and with Christ is truly known and experienced when we have opportunities to unconditionally love and accept each other through the depth of apparent transgressions and pain.
If we are to “become humble like this child,” then perhaps we should ask questions and doubt, but we should do so lovingly.
Parents tend to have strong feelings about education. We all want to do the best we can for our children, and we can tend to resent any implication that the choices we make might be inferior to someone else’s.