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So many parents view screen time and technology as a stressful conundrum that they need to solve for their children. But it works better if we view it as an opportunity to teach our children discernment as we work with them to develop guidelines for healthy technology use. In this episode, Saren interviews Andrea Davis, founder of Better Screen Time, about how we can help our children learn to use technology in a positive and healthy way.
What are you struggling with right now? What parenting advice do you need? We’d love to help. Just type your questions into the comments on this post and we’ll consider them as we plan which topics to address in future posts, podcast episodes, and Instagram and Facebook discussions.
In this week’s encore episode, Saren interviews her sister Saydi about the simple, kid-friendly Christ-centered Easter activities she does with her family each year. Gathering ideas from many sources, Saydi has created a plan for how families can celebrate Christ’s miracles, teachings, Atonement, death and resurrection in tangible and beautiful ways .
Easter can be simple, cheap, and oh-so-meaningful. Here are Saren’s favorite ideas for easy, Christ-focused Easter traditions.
Do you sometimes wonder whether you’re really making a difference? Do you see your dreams of doing big things fading away as you deal with little things needed by little people day in and day out? In this episode, Saren shares an “a-ah” moment that helped her to see that all those seemingly little things we do every day as parents add up to be really big and beautiful things in the end.
Want a good balance of structure and fun this summer? This post is for you!
Join Saren and April Perry (Director of Power of Moms) for a 20-minute conversation where they share simple tried-and-true ideas for making one-on-one time with each child into a regular and meaningful part of the family routine.
As our kids grow up, parenting can become more complicated – and more lonely. Where should we let go? Where should we hold on? How should we hold on? And who can we talk to about the challenging and sometimes heart-wrenching issues we’re facing?In this week’s epsisode, Saren and two of her dear friends, Tiffany Sowby and Allyson Reynolds, talk openly and honestly about the challenges involved in parenting teenagers and adult children.
What does it mean to be “cool”? What message should we be sending our children?
There are so many things we want to do and be as parents and sometimes we can feel overwhelmed. So we decided to start issuing a really simple and super do-able weekly challenge at Power of Families. In this week’s episode, Saren talks about the effect the challenges have had on her and her family and shares experiences other members of our community have had as they’ve participated.