I often laugh at the things I know about because of my school aged kids...I have this habit of looking up what ever they are going on about...I wouldn't know about angry bird if once they started playing I didn't download it and play it myself to see if it was okay or minecraft which if they can only play on creative because of the kids under 10 in the room. Or the chicken wing song which is ridiculous and fantastic...or gunman style (which lasted a day before I went home looked it up and was in shock that 9 year olds and younger thought it was the greatest thing ever.)
I'm just the childcare teacher...how many parents bother to check what there child is filling his or her mind with?
It breaks my heart 3 year olds telling me about watching the Texas chainsaw movie..or 8 year olds watching South Park...seriously parents where is your common sense?
How fast are we making kids grow up in this world with its technology. How many comments did I read through while trying to learn about Minecraft that complained about kids doing little else no more reading, sports...how easy is it to turn on the T.V. Let it babysit your kids for you. Hand them your phone to play a game instead of talking to them. If I had a penny for every time a child after school told me they were board...
It breaks my heart. Yes games t.v can be very educational, leap frogs and even angry birds teach you how to problem solve basic cause and effect..but so does climbing a tree, p,aging in the mud, reading, pretending. Are we coming to a time where our nations kids won't be able to function without technology? Are we already there, can you function without it?
Slow down, eat dinner at the table with your family without the phone or the pager or the t.v. Blaring, talk, laugh, do a devotion, sit on your porch...live without melting your brain... Breathe.
And be involved and aware of what your child is filling its mind and heart up with. For
Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
What you fill up on will show to the world...what your child takes I. From media, electronics, peers,and mostly parents will effect the child for the rest of your life.