Phones. Tablets. Laptops. Desktops.
We live in a technological world where everything is seemingly “smart”: watches, tvs, thermostats, dishwashers…even our fridges have apps on their doors!
If someone wants to be on the internet, they can easily find a way to be on the internet.
What a blessing!
Think of all the benefits of this modern technology. Communication has increased! We have access to unlimited knowledge! Uplifting media, like scriptures and videos and motivational talks, are literally at our fingertips!
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we are pro-wisdom, pro-communication, pro-self-control and we believe that Heavenly Father has placed all of these tools on the earth for our benefit and growth but, like the scriptures say, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.” (Luke 12:48)
As parents, some of the “much required” involves helping to set healthy boundaries for the “much is given” technology. Our children might fight us and many of them might even try to push the boundaries to reflect what is popular among their peers. However, it is vital for us to help them understand the blessings that can come from setting and maintaining healthy technological boundaries.
Hank Smith has created THREE videos to help you teach your children the blessing of boundaries. Click on the following images to watch or listen to the following episodes on your Our Turtle House App today!