Creative Sheep Podcast
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On the Creative Sheep Podcast we talk to people who are good at what they do to inspire leaders to get better.
We create custom and pre-made creative media for churches and ministries. Communicating God's love through excellent content.
Most Recent Episode
#41: Matt McKee - Parenting & Technology
Matt McKee is an experienced entrepreneur as well as a former employee at Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX. Currently, he serves as the pastor of students at Horizon Community Church in Cincinnati, OH.
His latest passion has been helping families understand how to better use technology and establish safeguards for kids in his latest book Parent Chat.
Matt is also a Dallas Cowboys and Bengals fan.
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PARENTING & TECHNOLOGY
"The desire for connectivity and constant connection isn’t new. It’s just that technology makes it possible."
We have a yearning for connection.
Technology gives us the ability to have a constant connection.
3 Paths to Technology:
The Path of Acceptance - No matter what new technology comes out we are going to adopt it and accept what is happening today.
Comes with ACCESS.
Kids explore in a different way than adults do.
Leads to fear.
The Path of Rejection - Some groups reject whatever the “latest and greatest" is.
Your influence on the community, connection, and the world will diminish.
Leads to a lack of influence.
The Alternative Path
How do I give it purpose?
How do we not lose influence and how do we not become fearful?
What is the end that we want?
“Technology can do amazing things, but there is one thing it CANNOT do."
Technology cannot replace relationships.
The more time we spend looking at a screen, the more we crave real relationships.
Your relationship with your kid will not be hackable.
Adults see it as "what will this do for me?". Kids see it as "what will this do?".
Adults ask: How can this help me be more effective?
Kids are much more exploratory not effective.
There is a lack of purpose and meaning when kids use a device.
How Do We Take Steps to Improve This and Get to Know Our Kids Better and the Technology Around Them?
More technology solutions are coming out.
Comes down to the conversations we have with our kids.
Ask your kids: What is interesting to you?
Ask your kids: What are your friends doing that you think is wild?
Ask your kids: Can you teach me how ____?
Conversation VS Rules / Statements.
Reggie Joiner - As a parent, you go from control to influence as your kids get older.
Rules are control. Conversation is influence.
Ask good questions, but don’