Take 3 minutes and watch this video. See if you can relate more to the first half or the last half.

The way we spend our time, our days, with our children is important. Because our days become years, and the years make up childhood.

I know you want your child to have a childhood that is filled with your love, support, advice, and help. Not to have a childhood of interacting with screens instead of family members.

That’s why Dr. Gary Chapman and I have written Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World to empower parents to live face to face with their kids, instead of allowing gadgets to take the place of good parenting.

When our family made this video for Growing Up Social, my kids got to play with tablets – not an everyday occurrence in our household! Here’s Ethan posing in the park, playing games instead of basketball.

GUS Ethan

Thankfully, this isn’t how we usually roll. If you’ve found your normal has become your child looking at screens instead of playing outside or doing homework, have no fear. You can create a new normal. Growing Up Social will help you do just that.

The book Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World comes out on September 1st. Just a few days away! You can pre-order on Amazon or get your copy next week at your favorite bookstore or online retailer.

Arlene Pellicane

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