The old limitations of time and space that allow for silence, reflection, and inspiration are short-circuited by the brilliant engineering of today’s technology.
Spiritual life can begin in the family, with the early experiences of learning the Golden Rule and it is how family life is impacted by technology that we should be minding. Currently, we have a deterioration in family life that we must reverse. Families would do well to have media-free zones and times at home to allow for development of spirituality. Make balanced media plans based on each child’s age to promote family life, proper values, and socialization. Avoid parenting while texting and be mindful with your kids of the wonderful silence around us.