Kids and Technology

Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Connecting With Your Tech-Absorbed Kid

Youth ministry expert and author Jonathan McKee offers parents practical advice and encouragement in a discussion based on his book 52 Ways to Connect With Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid.

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Tales From the Script

Paul Asay

How you can protect your family from media influences.

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Two happy children looking at camera. The girl wears a crown and holds a scepter

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Headstrong Princesses and Curious Monkeys

Ashleigh Slater

How to teach your children to follow their parents rather than their heart.

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Illustration of young boy with a smoke-blackened face and missing front tooth, waving and holding an applause sign

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YouTube Stunts & Your Kids

Adam Holz

Teens seek validation in the media. What's a parent to do?

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Setting Media Standards

Bob Waliszewski

The point is to maintain your family's values without alienating your kids.

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Smiling teen girl wearing headphones, listening to music and using a smartphone

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Spanning the Music Gap

Adam Holz

If you've ever tried reasoning with your adolescent about a questionable song, you know it can feel like a losing proposition.

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Capture the Memory or Live the Moment

Catherine Hart Weber

Engage in healthy mothering in a digital age.

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Family Media Commitment

Bob Waliszewski

Consider taking a pledge as a family to honor God with your entertainment choices.

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Young Children Watching Television at Home

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Kids and Movies

Movie nights can be a fun time for families but parents have to be ever-vigilant over what their children are watching.

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Two kids are sitting on the couch using their cellphones

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Cellphones and Your Kids

Should you get your children cellphones? What healthy boundaries should you have in place before you do? Get the answers to these questions and more.

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The five kids in the Nester family have found a Pokemon with their parents.

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Parenting Pokémon Go

Pokémon are showing up in stores, parks, museums — everywhere! As a parent, do you know the benefits of or boundaries needed for the Pokémon Go game that your kids are playing?

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Guiding Your Family's Media Choices

Plugged In editor Paul Asay offers practical guidance for navigating your family safely through today's vast assortment of entertainment choices.

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Rescuing Your Teen Daughter From Secret Sins (Part 2 of 2)

Blogger and author Jessie Minassian offers advice on how parents can help their teen daughters deal with five common "secret sins" that entrap many teenage girls. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Rescuing Your Teen Daughter From Secret Sins (Part 1 of 2)

Blogger and author Jessie Minassian offers advice on how parents can help their teen daughters deal with five common "secret sins" that entrap many teenage girls. (Part 1 of 2)

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Finding Great Books for Kids

Your kids read books at school, at home and sometimes for entertainment. Do you know what they are reading or how to find good books to read to them?

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Tween african-american girl texting on cell phone and smiling

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Friending or Friendship: Kids and Social Networking

Meredith Whitmore

Talk with your kids about online and face-to-face relationships—what they might mean to them now and in the future.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Put Down Your Phone to Play

Sometimes it can be really difficult to peel ourselves away from our phones, laptops and iPads to play with our kids. Erin Davis challenges us to be aware of whom we’re investing in. Listen to the full program here.

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There’s Not an App for That

Many parents wonder how much is too much when it comes to the amount of time their children spend with technology.  There’s no hard and fast rule for that, but there is an important factor we need to consider.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Picture Perfect Social Media

It’s easy to be driven by how something will “look” on social media. Dr. Kathy Koch shares a story. Listen to the full program here.

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Managing Technology's Impact on Your Kids (Part 2)

Dr. Kathy Koch offers parents helpful insights and advice from her new book, Screens and Teens: Connecting With Our Kids in a Wireless World. (Part 2 of 2)

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Model Good Technology Use

Don’t let your cell phone interrupt family time! Dr. Kathy Koch shares how parents can model good technology use. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Managing Technology's Impact on Your Kids (Part 1)

Dr. Kathy Koch offers parents helpful insights and advice from her new book, Screens and Teens: Connecting With Our Kids in a Wireless World. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Solution to Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has skyrocketed over the past thirty years and, along with it, a lot of health-related problems.  The question is, what can parents do about it?

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