I’ve had a guilty conscience for awhile now regarding my children’s exposure to media. I have questioned some of the things I’ve allowed my children to participate in. After reading this book, I really feel convicted to make some changes. The contents of this book may be hard to swallow, but I believe after reading it, you, too, will see some areas you can improve in your own home.
It’s so easy to have a blind eye, which seems easier than actually making conscious decisions regarding your family’s spiritual growth and worldly influences. However, it is possible to stand your ground and have peace with it. This book shows you how to do this without turning your home into a battle zone.
I wish I would’ve read this when my children were younger; however, it’s not too late to make some changes.
Plugged-In Parenting comes at a time when parents find themselves between a rock and a hard place. They want to protect their children from the increasingly violent and sexualized content of movies, TV, the Internet, and music as well as cyberbullying and obsessive cell phone texting. But they fear that simply “laying down the law” will alienate their kids. Can parents stay connected to the media while staying connected to God and to each other? This book makes a powerful case for teaching kids media discernment, but doesn’t stop there. It shows how to use teachable moments, evidence from research and pop culture, Scripture, questions, parental example, and a written family entertainment constitution to uphold biblical standards without damaging the parent-child relationship.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers, in exchange for my honest review.