Parent University: Discernment in a Dizzying Age
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Parent University: Discernment in a Dizzying Age

Nov 20, 2019

Parent University

Discernment in a Dizzying Age
Presented by Josh Larsen, Christian film critic

Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 pm

In an era where media is consumed on a screen by toddlers, tweens, and teens at an alarming rate, it is more important than ever that parents understand the impacts of screen time and content on children.

Current data tells us that teens look at their phones twice as long as they talk to their parents, an average teenager will spend around seven hours a day on a personal device, and that too much screen time for kids ages 2-5 can hinder their attention, language skills, and social interactions.

Perhaps you have wondered how you can help your child create healthy boundaries with their phone, computer, video games, or Netflix streaming. Maybe you have argued with your child over what they can or cannot view. Wherever you are in the battle for mindfulness and the attention of your student, our Parent University session on November 20 can help.

Josh Larsen, Christian film critic, podcaster, and author of Movies are Prayers, will be leading our first Parent University session of the year. His goal during this parent session entitled Discernment in a Dizzying Age will be to equip parents to partner with their children in an era of streaming pop culture to personal devices. Through a positive posture rooted in the Bible’s cultural mandate, Josh will urge you to model discernment and cultivate conversations within the media that is reaching children every day. Cory Nikkel, Director of Spiritual Life, will lead a Q&A time after Josh Larsen’s session to continue the discussion and partner with parents.

Join us in the Great Room at Des Moines Christian from 7:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20. No RSVP is required and all parents in the community are welcome to attend.