Author: Jon Acuff

3 Resolutions Every Parent Can Keep

It’s January! All the Christmas lights are gone, school is back in session and everyone is eating kale. Why? Because at the start of the New Year, we always come up with resolutions. We’ll show this year a thing or two! We’re going to eat better, exercise more and break our long-standing addiction to inappropriate amounts of queso. (That last one might apply only to me.) Sometimes though, we set such crazy, far reaching resolutions that we fail before we even start. What if this year, when it comes to parenting, we could give ourselves some ridiculously easy resolutions?...

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10 Things I’m Thankful For As A Parent

You’re supposed to say Jesus. Let’s just come right out of the gate and say that upfront. You’re supposed to say you’re thankful for Jesus and your favorite book of all time is the Bible. But let’s be real for a second. As parents, let’s push aside the Sunday School answers for a minute and be honest about what we’re really thankful for this year. I’ll go first. 10 things I am thankful for as a parent. The magical “please stop screaming in this department store device” that is the iPhone. The lock on our bedroom door. Family size...

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“Have You Seen Anything Interesting Lately?”

(This is part 4 in our 4 part series, “Four Questions Every Parent Should Ask About Social Media”. Read parts 1, 2, and 3.) The other day, my 11-year-old daughter added a stock quotes widget to the dashboard of my wife’s laptop. Without talking to either one of us, she figured out how to track four stocks her class is studying. When I asked her about it she said, “It was just easier with a widget instead of going to the NYSE all the time.” I nodded my head in agreement as if that was the most obvious thing in...

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“Which of Your Friends Have Devices?”

(This is part 3 in our 4 part series, “Four Questions Every Parent Should Ask About Social Media”. Read parts 1 and 2.) The Bible is pretty clear about the exact age that you should give a kid a phone. King David gave one to Solomon when he was thirteen. Joseph and Mary gave Jesus one at eleven, but he was the son of God, so he could probably handle the responsibility of an iPhone better than your kid. If you add up those two ages and divide by two you get 12, so easy  to figure out. If only....

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“What Do Your Devices Do?”

(This is part 2 in a 4 part series. If you missed the first part, you can read it here.) Curiosity might have killed the cat, but it’s the secret to starting conversations with your kids about social media. It’s on us as parents to take the initiative and create a space where our kids can openly talk about the way they are engaging in this wildly engaging technological phenomenon. In the first post we learned to ask the question, “How are you using social media right now?” Today, we’re going to dive into question number two: What do...

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