Where is our time spent?
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
Time. It is something that we have, but often we want more. We make time for things that are important to us like family, friends, prayer, exercise, work, relaxing, sleep, hobbies, and the list goes on! Screen time can impact the amount of time spent on what we value. Where is our time spent? Can we find a better use for our time? How do we model this for children, teens and young adults who are learning how to budget their time?
It is easy to lose time while engaging with screens. Apps are designed to keep us hooked through the “continuous scroll”, push notifications, “likes”, or achieving “streaks”. Supporting children, teens and young adults navigate their time is an ongoing process. This month’s email provides links, articles and videos to help parents have conversations with their children around screens and time.You should receive the monthly email from your school or you can check on our Facebook page for all the articles and information.
*NEW: For parents who are interested in reading further on the topic of #Relationships in a Digital Age, CTR staff Recommended Reads are located on CTR's website under About and #Relationships.
Additional articles related to this topic can be found at #Relationships on the CTR Catholic website.
Please be sure to fill out our Parent Feedback Survey to help us gain a better understanding of how screens are used in your family and what you would like to learn.
#Relationships in a Digital Age will focus on encouraging our students to better connect with those they are with, to promote face-to-face interaction, to live in the present, to persevere without distraction, to avoid screen time that isolates or leads to over-indulgence, to take healthy relational risks, and to find the quiet of the mind in a way that will allow time for both God and others to be a part of their lives.