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When discussing the whole techno dilemma, I think there are few people who would argue the idea that it is indeed a monster.

 

You probably feel it yourself, as most parents do, but there is a disconnect when it comes to taking action based on what you feel to be the truth. And while the tech monster can and will gobble up your children, it also gobbles up parents.

 

The defining question that needs to be answered is this: are you a better parent (or spouse) because of the technology? Or, are you a better or worse mom (or wife) because of your smart phone, Facebook, or blogs that you follow?

 

If you answer “better,” then the monster isn’t a monster but a friend. BUT if you say “worse,” then you’re being consumed by the monster.

 

The sad thing is that I’ve met a lot of moms and dads who say, “Oh, I know it’s a problem (or addiction), but I’m not giving up my iPhone or Facebook.”

 

There it is: it’s easy to talk about the monster, but not many are willing to do what it takes to slay it.

 

I know it’s not easy … but it’s time to do battle with the monster that I call the techno-beast. In fact, I have a few resources to help you.

 

1. Taming the Techno-Beast parent booklet

2. Taming the Techno-Beast Student Workbook

3. The laugh-out-loud Taming the Techno-Beast seminar CD.

 

Be honest and be real,

Todd

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