Growing up Social

Growing up Social

Raising Relational Kids in A Screen-driven World

Book - 2014
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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 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 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.


Publisher: Chicago, IL :, Northfield Publishing,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780802411235
Characteristics: 233 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Pellicane, Arlene 1971-


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ArapahoeWinnie Jul 26, 2018

Thought provoking book on the dangers and benefits of screen time for babies, kids and teens and how it can make an impact on them as adults.

May 21, 2017

This book is the equivalent to online "Clickbait". No actual science. A bunch of anecdotes with no actual citations as to where the information comes from. In one instance, the author cited "" as the source. There are better books on the subject.

May 28, 2015

This book makes all the brain research easy to read and digest. It was very interesting to learn how screens are affecting all of us. There is also a great 5 step apology that I have been teaching my kids. Wonderful!


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Jun 02, 2015

This book talks about the brain research regarding kids and screen time. It breaks down different aspects for parents to consider, including how much and what kind of screen time. It also talks about some of the needs of young children and how to use screens appropriately.


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May 28, 2015

"...five languages of apology:
Expressing Regret: "I am sorry."
Accepting Responsibility: "I was wrong."
Making Restitution: "What can I do to make it right?"
Genuinely Repenting: "I'll try not to do that again."
Requesting Forgiveness: "Will you please forgive me?""

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