Have you heard this one before: “Technology is melting our kids brains”? Or another one of my favorites: “Don’t give my kids sugar it makes them hyper”. These and statements like them are indicators of what we believe when it comes to our kids and distractions.
Now, I am not trying to say technology and diets play no part in the distracted reality of our current culture. What I am saying is: I think we need to question the root causes and needs of which distraction is a symptom.
There are at least 3 “vitamins” our kids and culture are missing.Nir Eyal
So if your kids (or yourself) seem easily distracted and unable to focus, Nir Eyal’s article “How to Raise Distraction Free Kids” is a must read. In it, he gives his top 7 tips to raise kids that know how to focus and are distraction-free. Numbers 4-6 have helped me personally be less distracted and more focused.
I hope you find the article enjoyable. Try just one of Nir’s suggestions this weekend for yourself or your kids and let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below. As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!