- USA Today -Short attention span linked to TV
- Nuero psychiatry -IS EXCESSIVE TELEVISION VIEWING IN CHILDREN LINKED TO ADHD?
- pscycentral -Childhood Television Watching Correlated to Later Attention Problems
- USA Today - Video games & short attention span
Yes, I do actually believe we should turn off the TV and restrict video games to improve the attention span, health, fitness & grades of our children.
Now back to Dr. Ware and the next days program that I heard and off of my soap box...
We need to convey the study of God as our own passion and we need to show our children that our relation to God is the real deal!
They mentioned that long family vacations in the car is not an opportunity to turn on the portable DVD but instead we should use this as a chance to memorize passages of scripture and discuss them. Then Mrs. Ware talked about how every time she drove through the rocky mnts or thought about them certain memories and scriptures came to mind. How cool is that to be so covered in the word that your thoughts are always turning back to His word!
They suggested Journaling prayers during devotional time and then taking a red pen and writing in the answers to those prayers. How that built faith in both the children and the parents.
The final thing they said is that we have to remember that we are not the Holy Spirit. We can only lead and show we cannot make them holy they have to choose that!
This was a very convicting message that he delivered and the best part is that it was delivered by folks that have married & grown children walking with the Lord. I love it when folks who have been there walk out in Titus 2 for those of us still on the path. Being 11 years onto the path of Christian parenting have drastically changed my perspective and I covet the advice of those Godly parents that have come before me (Proverbs 1:5).
I'll let you know what I think of the book after I read it. I hope it's half as good as the message he delivered to Nancy Leigh Demoss!
Parenting for the finish line!