The 21st century has produced a myriad of new digital devices that can keep kids entertained literally around the clock.
Now, more than ever it is incumbent upon Christian parents to set firm boundaries to create a safe environment.
But, brain science is confirming that much of our kids’ behavioral problems could actually stem from the re-wiring that takes place in their brains from a glut of digital stimuli.
Many unsuspecting parents are grateful to think that Junior is stowed away safely in the privacy of his room and not running the streets thrashing his brain with drugs and alcohol.
Yet, these same parents are clueless as to the brain damage taking place right under their noses.
Monitoring and limiting digital technology is a must. However, in today’s culture this may be more of a sacrifice on your part.
How to be Confident After you Create Safe Environment
To create a safe environment you will need to set boundaries to prevent media from causing harm to your family.
This means you need to make common sense decisions that most of today’s culture won’t understand.
As a result, you may find yourself defending the safe environment you created to your kids, your kid’s friends, your friends, and your church community.
It’s easy to have your parenting bar of expectations lowered by others, through peer pressure, when you’re using Scripture as your moral compass.
Don’t let objections and pressures like these taint your convictions. If you’re labeled a stubborn, religious zealot for implementing boundaries that help keep you and your kids in league with the will of God, consider it all joy.
Conversation Starter: In addition to boundaries with media, what are some other important boundaries you can set?
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