ReWire: Living Faithfully in a Technological World - Page 13

SESSION ONE Session One PARENT CORNER “From a counseling perspective, I find that this topic is THE Overview of Parent Corner parenting subject Thank you for taking time to think about issues related to technology both in your own life and in the lives of your family members. Each Parent Corner will have three sections. The first section, “Parenting Principle,” will help us look at our parenting through the theme of the teaching session. The second section, “Engaging Your Child,” will provide some ways you can have a conversation with your child(ren) about technology. Finally, the third section, “Parent Heart Questions,” provides probing questions to help you think about how you use technology in your own life. for our generation. As we begin this series together, remember that the number one way you can influence your child’s technology behavior is by your own example. Parenting Principle: HOPE AND COMFORT As parents, we seek to teach our children that ultimately the only trustworthy source of hope and comfort is Jesus. 1. How does technology impact how you soothe or comfort your children? 2. How does technology allow you to prevent the consequences of poor choices your children make (example: downloading forgotten homework for them)? My sense is that for the first time in history, it is a subject where parents have the sickness in common with the children; whereas, when we think back to previous generations and their parenting topics, those were topics where kids had different interests from their parents.” Mike Reiffer, family therapist 3. How does technology impact how we reassure teenagers and try to maintain a relationship with them? 13