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Raise Kids to Have a Healthy Relationship With Technology

We should share with our child or teen that it is important to get outside and do things like running, playing sports with their friends, and biking. Not only will they be getting exercise, but they’ll be able to socialize with their friends and have some fun.

3. The importance of a healthy balance when it comes to technology

As parents, it is important to teach our children the importance of a healthy relationship with technology. This means that they should not be allowed to use screens all the time, but should be allowed to use them in moderation.

On the other hand, if kids don’t have any screen time at all, they might miss out on important educational opportunities. It is therefore important to find a balance that works for your family. You may want to try setting rules about how much screen time kids are allowed each day, or you may want to allow them to use screens only on certain days of the week.

It’s more important than ever to set rules and limits on screen time and to get our kids outside and active. The Bible says that we should practice moderation in all things (Titus 1:15), and it’s clear that too much screen time can be dangerous for our kids. Let’s work together to create healthy boundaries for our children when it comes to technology so they can enjoy its many benefits without becoming slaves to screens.

I go into a healthy relationship with technology in more detail in my book, Raising Screen Time Kids: Biblical principles for parenting in a device-saturated worldI hope you will grab a copy and read more about the good, the bad and the ugly of screen time. I believe we can raise responsible digital citizens who glorify God in the little things of life.

 

This article on a healthy relationship with technology originally appeared here, and is used by permission.

[i]Jean M.Twenge, Preventive Medicine Reports, Associations between screen time and lower psychological well-being among children and adolescents: Evidence from a population-based study, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211335518301827 accessed on January 7, 2022