Parents today have a lot of tasks that demand their time — cleaning, cooking, banking, laundry, chauffeuring — the list goes on and on. Yet there’s another critical role crying for attention in many homes: family media guardian.
What does a mom or dad (or both) need to take up this role?
- A willingness to take time to filter the media that come into their home.
- An understanding of the values and traditions they want to impart to their kids.
- A desire to safeguard young hearts and minds from images and voices that threaten those values.
The job may seem overwhelming at first glance. From TV, music and movies to video/dvd rentals, video games and the Internet, the sheer vastness of the media boggles the mind.
In addition, the availability of mobile devices and wireless Internet access away from home add to the need for you to provide your kids with guidelines that allow them to learn about life in the manner and pace you set.
Fear not. Our "Family Media Guardian" series is here to help.