Does this sound familiar: “Why can’t I get an iPhone? All the kids in my class have one!”
Most parents have probably had some experience with giving their children access to technology. As children are getting smarter, attention spans are lowering, and technology is becoming more prevalent, what should be a frum parent’s response to questions like these? Is there a “kosher” way to provide your children with technology? What steps can be taken to ensure your child acts responsibly and earns your trust when you do give them what they’re asking for?
Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, long-time educator and director of Project YES, provides us with the theory and practice behind helping our children use the technology available today in the best possible way. He speaks about logical parenting and how we can prepare our children for the future by building up a strong relationship based on explanation and trust.