I have been going through the Faith Based Productivity course with my children the last several weeks. On most weekday mornings after breakfast, I airplay a lesson to the TV with my children. I then ask what they learned or sometimes I ask them the specific questions from the workbook if it’s applicable. It’s been pretty incredible to hear their responses. Here’s one from my oldest son, Toby (11 years old), from the “What it really means to hustle” lesson:
“To hustle the right way, you have to set your destination, there will be traffic and problems but you need to stay focused on your goal” - Toby age 11
The course has given us many opportunities to have meaningful conversations about what their hopes and dreams are and how they can take action now to get them there. My older two sons in particular have identified that if they spend less time on “screens”, they’ll be able to spend more time on the areas where they want to improve. For example, Toby wants to learn more complex Star Wars piano music which requires more time practicing piano. Joshua (9 years old) identified that he wants to improve his drawing skills and by spending less time on screens, he can spend more time being artistic.
Helping them determine their “why”, develop piano and drawing skills, has given them a meaningful reason to limit “screen” time each day. This is just one takeaway so far for my oldest two boys going through the course.