Harvard Prof: Skills Every 18 Year Old Needs

Begin with the end in mind

As we prepare our kids for the real world it is great to have some clear goals. A Harvard Prof provides a useful list of skills we should help teens develop before college or university. I think that for Christian students there are a few more that we should add to the list. Take a look at how far along your teen is…

How to Know if Your Teen is Ready for a Smart Phone

What do you think? 

If the dangers of smart phones for your teen’s mental and spiritual health were considered on par with the dangers of driving, getting a phone would require a course, many lessons, a test, and insurance.

Of course, there are less fatalities due to phones than cars but I think we should think twice about when a student gets a phone and how they use it. You’d never hand over the car keys when a child turned 14. And even later when you would let them drive there were be very clear rules. If you or someone you know is think of setting up a teen with a phone consider what Kara Powell from Fuller Youth Institute says about these important guidelines: