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Family Friday Links 4.15.16

Pat AldridgeComment

Here is our weekly list of things we've been reading online:

Kevin DeYoung had a post on parenting and avoiding the big "freak out". He says, "There are things every Christian parent should work hard to have in place. They just don’t have to do with how much ice cream the kids eat and whether you can breastfeed on roller skates. Work hard for the things that matter."  Parents, be encouraged by this post.

Jim Eliff wrote a post about kids sports and church. He wrote, "When the team says, “We need you,” we sacrifice to do it. But when it crosses the time allotted to spiritual edification and worship, the Ruler of the universe is often sent to the bench. In the process, we teach our children that devotion to sports is more important than both devotion to God and loyalty to our spiritual family." Parents, be aware of the choices, and sacrifices you make.

NavPress has a post up on teaching kids about sex. It reads, "As Christian parents we can do much more than merely pass on information about reproduction. We have the opportunity of shaping the sexual character of our children. " Parents, this is a helpful list with helpful resources.

Psychology Today had a post linking kids "screen-time" to their moods (mostly anger, depression, and/or lazy). The author writes, "Time and again, I’ve realized that regardless of whether there exists any “true” underlying diagnoses, successfully treating a child with mood dysregulation today requires methodically eliminating all electronics use for several weeks—an “electronics fast”—to allow the nervous system to “reset.” Parents, we need to be more aware of the effects that screen time is having on our kids.

What have you been reading online lately? Leave us a link in the comment section to check out.