The One Thing That Makes Parenting Tough Today

Distractions, Distractions, Distractions

Every culture and generation could say, "Parenting is particularly hard because . . ." But I think there is one thing that is particularly unique about the culture in which we live. It is the availability of things—powerful, attractive things—that distract us.

We are so constantly distracted! It is hard to have quiet. It is hard to have reflection. It is hard to have moments of meditation. It is hard to have long conversations without being interrupted by some electronic device that's in my life.

Parenting

Parenting

Paul David Tripp

This book sets forth fourteen practical and gospel-centered principles that help parents view their role through the lens of God’s grace, radically changing how they interact with their children.

And it's very easy to use powerful electronic tools to babysit your children as you're about doing whatever. Make sure that your family isn't so distracted by the powerful media that is everywhere in our lives, that those important quiet moments of reflection, examination, conversation, wisdom, guidance, forgiveness and grace become neglected. Make sure that they are not so interrupted that you are never able to do the thing that every parent needs to do with their child.

Distraction is a huge issue for the modern Christian parent.



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