TT – David Eaton: Smartphone Sanity
TT – Sally Burke: Role of Prayer in Technology
TT – Mark Oestreicher: The Need to Belong
Mark Oestreicher, a respected leader of youth, speaks about current research on how teens develop and how that development differs from their parents’ generation. He gives important insight on today’s culture (not just about new technology but how even the very length of adolescence has grown), and thereby how parents often talk to and treat their teens based on this combined with a parent’s own experience as a teenager in the past. Marko suggests in practical terms how to use the way teens learn to help them learn who they are made to be and how to become a successful adult by growing, connecting, and belonging well with others in each season of their lives.
TT – Tim Cleary: Everything You Need to Know About Video Games
Because they evolve at such a rapid pace, video games have never been typical common ground for parents and their kids. Let’s face it — there is a wide gap between the Atari and the Xbox One. Tim Cleary helps parents understand the appeal of today’s video games, helpful questions to ask when monitoring a child’s gaming habits, and many of the positives that can come from healthy gaming.