“Growing Up Social” by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pelicane Book Review

By Ruth on December 26, 2014 in book, review
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About the book:
Growing Up Social
-Softcover
-209 pages
-Parent Resources
-Discussion Guides for every chapter (perfect for a bible study!)
Is technology bringing your family closer together or driving you farther apart?
Children today are no longer playing hide-and-seek outside or curling up with a good book—instead they’ve been introduced to a world of constant digital entertainment through television, video games, and mobile devices. And while technology has the potential to add value to our lives and families, 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 necessary tools to make positive changes…starting today. Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an over dependence on screens. Plus, you’ll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every healthy child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention.
•Equip your child to be relationally rich in a digital world
•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
•Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done
Now is the time to equip your child to live with screen time, not for screen time. No phone, tablet, or gaming device can teach your child how to have healthy relationships—only you can.
About the authors:
Gary
Gary Chapman- author, speaker, and counselor—has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information, visit 5lovelanguages.com.
Arlene
Arlene Pellicane– is a speaker and author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife and 31 Days to a Happy Husband. She has been featured on The Today ShowThe 700 Club, and Family Life Today and formerly served as the associate producer for Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah. Arlene lives in Southern California with her husband, James, and their three children. Find out more at ArlenePellicane.com.
 For more information, check out the official book site.

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

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Indeed it was nice to read a Christian perspective on social media and internet use as this has become a major issue in today’s society. I appreciated so much that the authors had to say, and there was plenty of practical advice for those wishing to make changes in their own online habits and those of their children. Much of it was common sense.

I cannot say I agree with everything in this book, and sometimes I felt that the authors were attempting to impose their own views on the reader. I suppose that was the premise of ths book. However, even if I didn’t agree with everything, the book was still well-written, and it may be something that parents wish to read in order for them to reach their own conclusions about social media and internet use.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl Born in Tacoma, WA; lives in Yelm, WA Entertainment Writer Available For Interviews and Reviews Substitute Teacher

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