As If Parenting Wasn’t Difficult Enough

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When it comes to new digital/media technology, I have a tendency to stick my head in the sand. I’m still having a hard time figuring out how to use my “dumb” phone, and the thought of a “smart” phone overwhelms me. Getting on Facebook almost gave me an anxiety attack—but now I like it, and I post daily Bible verses to encourage my friends. My son introduced me to Google Earth, and now I can explore the galaxy—how amazing that is!

But with all that wonderful technology comes new challenges, especially for parents. It is crucial that you teach your children and young adults to navigate the world of technology in a God-honoring way. Last week, Tim Challies posted an article titled, “Parenting Well in a Digital World,” in which he offered some very helpful counsel for parents:

  • REJECT IGNORANCE, EMBRACE EDUCATION
  • REJECT FOLLY, EMBRACE RESPONSIBILITY
  • REJECT FEAR, EMBRACE FAMILIARITY

Read the whole article here.

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Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

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