A new study recently published shows that children between 11 and 18 years of age are spending an astonishing 70 hours a week on devices. Joy Pullman wrote about the findings warning that this is a national crisis. “If your child did anything [else] for 10 hours a day, you’d be worried about him and work strenuously to bring some balance to his life, for his own good”.
Jumping sideways to a neat little blog post about homeschooling, Jordan Alexander reassures parents that they “are the experts on their kids, which makes them uniquely fit to teach their children. They know what their kids need, how they learn, and how they thrive. Even if some of this seems foreign to new homeschool parents, it becomes evident quite quickly to parents when working with their kids.”
Whether you are considering homeschooling or staring down the prospect of reducing family screen time, don’t guilt yourself, make a plan and trust your instincts. As Alexander notes about homeschooling, it can take some effort, but will pay dividends in benefits to your family. The same is true of getting off screens. If God has charged you with the task of raising a family, he will equip you for the task.