Add a biblical insight to conversations with your child as they share their online experiences.
For today learn one thing that happened in your child’s online universe. Ask “So what happened today when you were online with your friends/at school?” or “What interesting/funny thing happened when you were playing Animal Crossing with your brother?”
If your talkative child shares an anecdote, ask some version of “What did you think about that?” to go deeper. To your reticent child, “Can you tell me a little more about that?” may encourage them to open up more. If they know you will really listen to their answer, they are more likely to give you a real anecdote.
Thank them simply for sharing and then offer a relevant insight or explanation to encourage deeper processing of their experience.
Later that evening, how can you revisit that conversation to encourage biblical thinking? Can you offer a biblically-related insight tomorrow? If one does not come to mind, plan to spend 15 minutes of your free time—maybe when you’d normally check Facebook—to find one. Start by looking up a relevant word in the concordance at the back of your Bible or using an online search engine.
For example, perhaps your younger child saw his first fighting game on Roblox, or your Continue reading