Growing Up Social
Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World
Gary Chapman & Arlene Pellicane
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Is technology drawing your family together or driving it apart?
In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen and less time playing outside, reading a book, or interacting with a parent. While technology can benefit us, it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child’s emotional and social development.
In Growing Up Social, Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the tools you need to make positive changes . . . starting today. Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens. Plus, you’ll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention.
Learn how to:
Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family timeEstablish simple boundaries that make a huge differenceDiscover what's working for families that have become screen savvyEquip your child to be relationally rich in a digital world Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done
Now is the time to equip your child with a healthy involvement with screens and an even healthier involvement with others.
From Publishers Weekly
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Read this book!!!!
A must read for anyone involved with children!!! Our current involvement with screen time is having a negative impact on us all, but especially the next generation. This book explains why is it is so important to take back our ability to relate to one another without the internet!
Could have been better
I grabbed this off Audiable to listen to in the car. I finished it with two errand trips around Savannah. I have Degrees in Child Development and Education, and like to get these books every once in a while to “sharpen my skills.” This was worse than reading a textbook. The narrator reminded me of Ben Stein’s monotone voice in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Also, it was weird to hear him read from a female’s letter; imagine Stein saying “I, Aubrey…..”
There were a lot of statistics read and over-informing the readers of the problem. We know kids are too attached to their screens, that’s why we chose this book, we are hoping to get usable advice; which, was nowhere in this book. Don’t get me wrong, advice was given, but it was obviously from someone that does not live with kids.
I have read so many helpful books, and felt this one could have been better. For this reason, I rate Growing Up Social with 2 stars....Beth
- Category: Christianity
- Published: Sep 01, 2014
- Publisher: Moody Publishers
- Seller: Moody Bible Institute (books)
- Print Length: 240 Pages
- Language: English