Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Your Teens are NOT the Center of the Universe

Everyone has a smart phone nowadays, and texting, mobile apps and the Internet are here to stay specially to the younger generation. According to author of the book "Screen and Teens" Kathy Koch, these technologies influence how our children think about themselves and their worldview.

Constant use of smart phones, tablets, computers, gaming systems, and cable television has inculcated five major lies in today’s teens:

One: “I am the center of my own universe.”
Two: “I deserve to be happy all the time.”
Three: “I must have choice.”
Four: “I am my own authority.”
Five: “Information is all I need, not teachers.”

Dispelling these lies is a worldview issue. Teens need to learn and embrace that God is the center of the universe, not them.

Parents love their children, and want the best for them. Unfortunately, the best is not always what society offers. Faithful moms and dads have a duty to find acceptable balance between new technology, and the timeless values that make family life possible. Only by setting smart boundaries, and by combating the lies technology influences, can we raise children and teenagers ready to face the world on their own.

What do you think?