Mom, Can I Download this App?

Posted on: 03/31/20 3:15 PM | by Jonathan McKee

If you’re a parent and you have kids with screens, then you probably would like to know what apps they’re downloading. . .or better yet. . .you probably would like to help them learn to become screen-wise and avoid dangerous apps.

And there lies the question. How are we supposed to know what’s dangerous, and then, in turn pass on that knowledge to them?

Take the app Housparty, for example. On one hand this is a Continue reading “Mom, Can I Download this App?” »

Challenge other families to Jonathan’s 15-minute home scavenger hunt

Posted on: 03/24/20 9:57 PM | by Jonathan McKee

Tired of being stuck at home watching Netflix? Tired of your lack of social connection with your friends?

Try this…

Text a group of your friends and challenge their families to “Jonathan’s 15-minute home scavenger hunt.”

It’s simple. Tell them at 7:00 sharp they will all receive a list. At 7PM send them Jonathan’s list (which probably has way more items than any one family can get) and give them these instructions:

In a group text, send ONE picture of as many of these items as you can by 7:15PM Continue reading “Challenge other families to Jonathan’s 15-minute home scavenger hunt” »

The silver lining of no Spring Break

Posted on: 03/19/20 3:30 AM | by Jonathan McKee

No gatherings over 1,000… wait, over 500… I mean, over 250. Make that 10.

Regardless the number, Spring Break has officially been cancelled for college students around the world. The question is… is this really a bad thing?

In the midst of the insanity, I stumbled across an interesting study about Spring Break… and how many hangovers young people might actually avoid this year Continue reading “The silver lining of no Spring Break” »

SoCal, Nebraska, Tennessee, North Carolina…

Posted on: 03/10/20 9:50 PM | by Jonathan McKee

Interesting variety of speaking coming up, from a parent workshop at Mariners Church, equipping educators at a wellness convention, to school assemblies in North Carolina…

Here’s my upcoming schedule for the next two months—maybe I’m speaking near you! (and if not, feel free to reach out to me about speaking in your city)

March 22, 2020, Irvine, CA
“Parenting Generation-Screen” workshop, Mariners Church Continue reading “SoCal, Nebraska, Tennessee, North Carolina…” »

On Your Radio and YouTube Today

Posted on: 03/4/20 3:30 AM | by Jonathan McKee

Today I’ll be on Focus on the Family’s Daily Broadcast talking about how we can help today’s distracted young guys (a subject I’ve written a lot about recently).

Focus President Jim Daly, John Fuller and I talk about some of the distractions today’s guys are facing (especially in a world where 79% of them bring their phone to the bedroom with them each night… yikes), and how we can respond as parents Continue reading “On Your Radio and YouTube Today” »