About a week and a half ago, Jesse dropped his phone in the lake while duck hunting. To our surprise, instead of this being something that was a sort of frustrating expense and inconvenience, it turned into an unexpected blessing.
On this episode, Jesse and I talk candidly about how addicting the phone can become, changes we've implemented to spend less time on our phones, and what has been working for us (as well as some things we are trying!)
We also share some of how we are approaching phones with our kids, the dangers parents need to be aware of, and what we're learning as we're navigating having a teen and pre-teens in the age of so much connectivity and technology.
In This Episode:
[01:34] Why elderberry syrup is saving my life these days.
[04:37] Jesse’s phone took a swim, listen to hear how it was a blessing in disguise.
[13:53] How we turned the loss of the phone into a finances discussion with our kids.
[16:20] Why phones have become an unhealthy addiction and how to break up with them.
[19:12] How parents need to be aware of the dangers that are out there when it comes to our phones.
[24:42] What kind of example are we setting for our kids with our phone usage?