Technology provides our kids with a portal to explore the world at their fingertips. Sometimes this can lead them to stumble upon websites and other adult situations they are not ready for. Even though most kids have access to this technology at an early age, you don’t have to follow the crowd.
Establish when you think your children are ready for technology. This can vary with every child based on their maturity level and ability to handle responsibility. Children can easily mix up rights versus privileges, so help them understand that just because everyone else has something does not mean they need it.
Entitled children are unfortunately easy to come by in this day and age. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By implementing some of these suggestions, you can steer your children toward greater selflessness, allowing them to become responsible young men and women who can offer hope to the next generation. Above all, help them choose Jesus, who sacrificially loved God and loved others more than himself.
Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor's wife and mother. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year, the Enduring Light Silver Medal and the Maxwell Award, she is a member of the Christian Author's Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She is also an associate literary agent with Wordwise Media Services. For more information, please visit her website at michellelazurek.com.
Photo Credit: Unsplash/Alireza Aattari