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|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: Rose Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
Children spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes a day on digital media, plugged in and glued to screens, according to recent studies. That's 5.5 hours over the recommended limit, often leading to poor school performance, behavioral problems, neck pain, and much more. With Dr. Gregory Jantz's Ten Tips For Parenting The Smartphone Generation learn to avoid the negative consequences and enjoy watching your child gain the most out of technology.
Smartphones. Computers. Tablets. One of the biggest challenges for parents is balancing the advantages of cutting-edge technology and endless information with the dangers of unlimited exposure. From practical tips on setting good examples for your child to ways of wisely monitoring what they see and do with technology, Dr. Gregory Jantz packs Bible-based ideas and solid research in a 112-page guide to help you protect your children as they learn to interact with media and technology.
In this easy-to-understand guide, you will gain the confidence to—
- Set a good example in regulating screen time, increasing quality family time
- Establish positive and educational uses of technology
- Set boundaries and parent controls to protect your children from bad habits, cyber-bullies, and online predators
- and more!
3 Key Features of Ten Tips For Parenting The Smartphone Generation
Based on years of time-tested practice and decades of helping those suffering with anxiety, Dr. Gregory Jantz shares his seven effective answers in this 112-page guide.
1. Easy-to-Read Practical Advice
- Setting Your Own Boundaries and Standards—Children learn by example and take after your personal habits
- Tracking & Monitoring Your Child's Phone & Internet Use—Many parents feel uncomfortable spying on their children, but protecting them is your first priority
- Encouraging Scriptures for Support—Enjoy being strengthened by the Word and the Lord who provides everything you need to raise your child up in his ways
- and more!
Enjoy getting practical and effective tips on teaching your children to manage media that you can start applying now. Includes—
2. Covers the Key Topics on Parenting in the Age of Technology
- Practice What You Preach—Set your own standards and boundaries for media use as an example for your children to follow
- Figure Out How Much Is Too Much—Learn why experts recommend a 2-hour maximum for daily media use
- Watch Out for the Bad—Learn practical ways to keep your children safe from adult content, cyber-bullying, online predators, and more
- Look Inside, Not Just Outside—Connect with your child on a deeper level as you gain insight on why and how they use technology
- and much more!
Enjoy having the major elements of raising boys into followers of Christ in one booklet! Includes—
3. Based on Solid Research and Biblical Advice
- What are the health risks for excessive technology use?
- What are the signs of technology addiction?
- What does the Bible teach about parenting by example?
- and much more!
Answers common questions such as—
Ten Tips to Parenting the Smartphone Generation
1. Practice What You Preach
Telling your child to put their smartphone away at the dinner table before returning to a text message can be confusing to them. Before you can set limits for your child, you need to know what your own limits are. Whether you favor technology or are suspicious of it, enjoy having ready-to-use checklists and questions and take the first step to setting a healthy example for your child.
2. Figure Out How Much Is Too Much
Obesity. Lack of sleep. School problems. Aggressive behavior. Too much media can have drastic effects on children. How can you limit screen time to a healthy and reasonable amount? Dr. Gregory Jantz includes an easy-to-use chart to help you measure how much time your child is spending on media (all you need is a pen or pencil!) Also includes 9 practical tips for teaching your child how to create healthy habits including—
- Helping children make healthy age-appropriate choices in their media diet
- Encouraging the use of non-electronic media
- Create screen-free zones at home
- and more!
3. Remember—If You Bought It, It's Yours
It's easy for kids to get attached to devices—yet these are the very same devices you purchased for them. Gain insights on why parents buy devices for their children (to distract or please them), and learn to use technology to enrich your relationship rather than divide it.
4. Find the Off Switch
Dive right into practical tips and methods to limit screen time. When you motivate and set clear boundaries for your children, you will be surprised with how much easier it is to connect with them. Learn to—
- Set ground rules and start a family discussion about media-use
- Clearly set consequences ahead of time
- Know when to be flexible with limits
- and more!
5. Watch Out for the Bad
Get educated about the two categories of danger: content and use. From adult material to cyber-bullying to health risks, get equipped to detect and confront the most common negative side effects of media use.
6. Enjoy the Good
In healthy doses, technology and media can be positive sources of education, independence, entertainment, and stress relief. Learn how to take advantage of the benefits of media and technology in age-appropriate ways. Using these tips and pointers, enjoy watching your children and teens become strengthened to wisely handle media and make godly choices on their own.
7. Look Inside, Not Just Outside
Another benefit of technology is that it can help parents monitor how their children are doing socially and emotionally. Children aren't always vocal about their feelings or experiences at school, especially if they feel embarrassed or ashamed. Using these helpful insights, you can learn how to create safe places for discussion between you and your child.
8. Find Out What You Don't Know
Some parents feel uncomfortable spying on or tracking their children, but protecting your child is your first priority. Dr. Gregory Jantz includes tips and insights to help you track your child's phone and monitor the content of their media. Experience the peace knowing that you can tighten security on access to your child, protecting them from adult content and even unwanted texts or messages from another person.
9. Pray for the Best, but Plan for the Worst
As your child grows up, you have less control over what they see, whom they interact with, and how they behave. It's perfectly normal, but what do you do when rules aren't followed and boundaries are crossed? Follow these 7 trusted steps for solutions in times of crisis, including—
- Staying calm
- Creating a dialogue between you and your child or teen
- Give your child time and space to process what happened
- and more
10. Keep Up with Changes
You already know it's almost impossible to try to learn about every new gadget, app, and trend while you're juggling groceries, a job, and parenting. From staying up to date with the news to gaining insight from other parents, enjoy having 4 simple and effective shortcuts to keep up with the latest topics, dangers, and trends.
Ten Tips to Parenting the Smartphone Generation is perfect for individual and group use. Great for counseling, new parents groups, single moms groups, church giveaways, and more!