Focus on the Family

The Family Media Guardian

by Rhonda Handlon

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?

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.