Parenting and Technology

Published on Sep 2, 2019
 
 
 
How much screen time is too much screen time? When should my child have a cell phone? How do I protect my child online? Pastor Josh and Lisa Surratt share seven guidelines to help you feel empowered and more confident in your parenting when it relates to technology. It takes wisdom to have a good family, and it takes understanding to make it strong. Proverbs 24:3 (NCV) The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. John 10:10 (AMP) WINNING WITH TECHNOLOGY AND PARENTING 1. DETERMINE THE TIMES AND PLACES FOR TECHNOLOGY These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NIV) 2. STAY FLUENT IN CURRENT TECHNOLOGY ... from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do… 1 Chronicles 12:32 (NIV) 3. LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO ENTER THEIR DIGITAL WORLD 4. DO WHAT IS BEST INSTEAD OF WHAT IS FAIR 5. MODEL THE WAY 6. REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE THE PARENT So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9 (NLT) 7. DO NOT TRY TO NAVIGATE THE CHALLENGES OF PARENTING IN ISOLATION. Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 11:14 (NKJV)