#Relationships in a Digital Age

Screen Time and Summer

Summer is just around the corner. The days are getting longer, after school activities are wrapping up, and homework will soon disappear! As summer holidays approach, families make plans for holidays, camps and time away from school. Unstructured time provides many opportunities to engage with friends and family, create, read, play, or get outside, to name a few. Unstructured time can also provide increased access to screens. How can parents balance expectations and access? How can screen time be monitored? What does summer and screen time look like?

There are many suggestions and guidelines to help families navigate these questions. This month’s email provides links, videos and articles to help parents have conversations with their children about screen time during the summer. While this is the final message for this school year, monthly emails will resume in September. Have a wonderful summer!

*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.

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.