Back in the “good old days,” parenting was simple. Or more simple, I should say. Kids came home from school, ate a snack, had their meal, said prayers, and were in the bed by 9. With the evolution of technology, however, parents have to account for far more than just homework and mealtimes.
How has technology changed how people parent? Is there a way to use this new technology to our advantage?
How Technology is Changing the Parenting Game
Because today’s technology is growing at the speed of light, wise and Godly parents must approach the parenting paradigm with a radically different approach—an approach not only different from the past but different also when compared to most families. Technology is here to stay, therefore we must set firm limits and monitor its use.
The irony in all this is that we’ll likely need technology to save our families from technology–by way of filtering, and other monitoring devices. Without them, our kids’ chances of acquiring a biblical worldview diminish drastically. Our brains are getting wired for instant gratification, entitlement, and a lack of focus that makes school work difficult, and prayer and Bible study nearly impossible.
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