Dr. Tom and Kari Curran testify to the challenge of parenting iGen teenagers by exploring the following topics: smartphone contracts, social media rules, sleepover policy, the clergy sexual assault crisis, ‘vaping’ and more. Tom talks about how to manage apps/internet usage on a mobile device and Kari gives ideas on how to utilize smartphones to incentivize faith formation, hard work and good grades.
The Currans reflect on doubt vs. faith and the connection between struggle and triumph. Tom talks about the message he spoke to Catholic school parents and reads an excerpt from the book Kingdom Journeys: The Lost Spiritual Discipline by Seth Barnes. Kari shares stories from the send-off party for Mary Grace and continues to discuss their smart-phone rules for teens.
Dr. Tom Curran prays a ‘big prayer,’ encourages reflective journaling and reads quotes from St. Thomas Aquinas about living in peace and concord with oneself and others. Tom also addresses the topic of dependence syndrome and mobile device over-use addiction.
“What happens in the digital world DOESN’T stay in the digital world!” Dr. Tom Curran talks five core concepts to parenting the digital generation: awareness, protection, influence, freedom, and engagement. Tom talks about how giving a child a smart-device compares to a car key or swimming pool; and, the urgent need to navigate and engage the iGen (I Generation) in the digital world. Watch the Full Course on CurranCrew.tv!
What has technology ‘crowded-out’ of your life? Tom and Kari Curran talk about what’s new in the digital world to give tips for parents of the iGen (I-Generation.) The Currans talk about the pros and cons of the latest technology, apps and social media platforms.