Does parenting have you feeling tired, overwhelmed or desperate? What do I need to know about the generation of teenagers called iGen? How can I parent my kids well when I don’t understand the modern challenges of technology? What is the problem with giving my kid a smartphone? How can I set safe boundaries about internet and phone usage in the home? My spouse and I disagree on how to handle technology rules in our family, help us find common ground! Why should parents implement a cell phone agreement? What are the ‘must-have’ rules to include in a cell phone contract for teens? How can technology be used as a reward for good grades and build faith formation?
Looking at this contract I think, I would probably lose my phone after the first day! I’d be curious to come up with a contract for husbands and wives too. –Kari
In the past month or two I have spent more time on my phone than I ever have in my life. I blame it on the devil… I’ve been swindled out of my morning routine of prayer. –Tom
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran testify to the challenge of parenting iGen teenagers by exploring the following topics: smartphone contracts, social media rules, sleepovers, the clergy sexual assault crisis, ‘vaping’ and more. Tom talks about how to manage apps/internet usage on a mobile device and Kari gives ideas on how to utilize smartphones to incentivize faith formation, hard work and good grades.