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Home Invasion

October 13, 2016
By Dr. P. Ogborne

“Home Invasion”. This phrase fills our hearts with emotions of vulnerability and helplessness. As a society, we do numerous things to protect ourselves from the fear of someone intruding on our safe place called HOME.

I am still amazed that despite this fear, parents open their homes to an invasion that is far more deadly and costly than just having their material possessions taken. I’m talking about the ease at which the world’s thoughts and attitudes come through the media, unfiltered into the home. I have been wanting to write on this topic, ever since the school has been invaded by the internet and the amount of time and effort we have taken to block unwanted penetration by forces so evil that they will destroy your families with no remorse.

My question has always been, “What are parents doing to set the necessary boundaries so that this does not happen at home?”

The longer I ponder this the more I realize that it is a seemingly overwhelming task to undertake. However, given a plan, the battle can begin, so we can retake the ground that has been lost. That’s right, the battle has already begun and you are now going into catch-up mode.

In 1 Peter 5:8 it states, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

Much can be said about the media and social sites. However, so much right now revolves around the use of smartphones. I have seen students with phones as young as eight talking about texting their friends at night in their room, with Mom and Dad totally unaware of what they are doing. Boundaries? Rules? Common sense??

Please follow this link that I think will motivate you to rethink the whole smartphone issue.

Your job is to have a plan to protect your children. What does yours look like?

Are you ready to combat the invasion?

I would love to hear and share your strategies with the school family. Email me with some boundaries that have worked in your home.