Dr. Tom and Kari Curran reflect on the importance of intentional and purposeful parenting. Kari shares stories about attending Traditional Latin Mass, eating out as a family and creating summer moments. Tom talks about Father’s Day, the gift of reverence, the most popular apps, and the theology of goal setting.
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.
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.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran pray for Fr. Michael Wagner, priest of Holy Rosary and Visitation Parishes in Tacoma. The Currans talk about the high-tech threat against the practice of stillness and testify to the fruits of participating in retreats.
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.