Today’s vlog is not just for parents. It is actually for any of us who use a smartphone. We need to find a way to interact better with our phones. I think we would all agree we use them too much and we could all use some strategies to decrease our time on them. So this is the first video in a series talking about how we can have a better relationship with our phones. Each session will be some simple thoughts that are easy to make. Small easy changes that over time will make your relationship with your phone well… better
In the youtube description are the next 14 videos I am going to do. If you have any ideas of other videos for this series let me know.
I cannot believe that this is the 50th video I have made for parents. For this video I am doing something a little different. I want to get better at my channel and the videos I do for people. In this video, I show you the setup of how I do my videos. If you have any ideas of how to help me get uniquely better at what I do please let me know. If you have any future topics you want me to cover please just post them in the comments or send me a message.
I was at a talk the other day and a father came up to me and said “Do you want to know the most revolutionary thing about your talk today” I answered yes, yes I do. He paused and then said it was when I said that families should eat together as much as they can. He said that his family 3 teenagers NEVER eat together except on holidays. He said they put out like a Buffett style dinner. Everyone comes through grabs their food and then disperses all over the house and him and his wife watches TV while eating. So here is the most common sense video… eat dinner together as much as you can.
Many of us struggle to get to sleep, staying asleep, or getting good rest at night. I want to make a video to help you all get better sleep hygiene. These are just good sleep habits that help you to get a good night sleep or a better nights sleep. Basically, they are good habits to add to your night routine.
Love to hear if any of these thoughts on sleep helped you or your family. Did I miss any good sleep hygiene habits?
In Psalms 90:12 it says “Teach me to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom” To me, this is the heart behind the marble jar analogy. This is a concept I have heard of since I had young kids. I really like it
Love to hear your thoughts on the marbles jar analogy. What did you think of my twist on this?
Quick PSA (Public Service Announcement) today for parents
Parents, please stop forwarding messages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. talking about this MOMO challenge. I have had so many parents messaging me in fear this past week. Parents keep tagging me in MOMO articles but never the articles that talk about how…
IT IS A HOAX
I decided to make a Youtube video on it and within minutes found someone else who made a great response. PLEASE watch the first 7 minutes (small language at the start) on this. He goes through everything and more that I was going to say.
We do as parents need to take an active role in our kids lives both online and off.
We do need to addressing bullying and mental health issues amongst others in the lives of our kids.
We do need to stop listening to fear-based media and do a little research for ourselves before we become part of the problem and share this material around. We as parents need to have some media discernment and follow proper digital citizenship on what we do online.
Please check out the first part of the video above and I would love to hear your thoughts.