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Growing Up Social : Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World
by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane


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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 timeplaying outside, reading a book, or interacting with a parent.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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 timeplaying 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 time
  • Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference
  • Discover what's working for families that have become screen savvy
  • Equip 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.

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780802411235
  • ISBN-10: 0802411231
  • Publisher: Northfield Publishing
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6.11 x 0.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.86 pounds


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Books > Religion > Christian Life - Family
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-08-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

Chapman (The 5 Love Languages) and Pellicane (31 Days to a Happy Husband) team up on a handbook for parents seeking control over the ubiquity of screen technology in their children’s lives. The authors are not antiscreen. They are against screen time interfering with social development. (“Studies show increasing numbers of young people who report being shy. Many experts believe this rising number is partially due to the social isolation that comes with being digitally connected.”) Their “A+ Method for Relational Kids” involves teaching five skills: affection, appreciation, apology, anger management, and attention. Their writing style is conversational, full of anecdotes from the authors’ and others’ lives to illustrate their points. Endnotes include information from a wide range of popular magazines, newspapers, reports, and academic journals. This is a practical book. Parents will find a useful review of the stages of social development, a quiz on screen time, and a lengthy set of discussion questions. (Sept.)

 
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