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Wondering if you should wrap up that new phone for your child this Christmas? Before you do, listen to this episode as Arlene shares two big ideas for living in an intentional tech home. If you can use technology to help your kids and not hurt them, that will be a huge gift you can bring to your family this Christmas and beyond.  Arlene talks about:

3:00 I had no intentions of hurting her but I did

6:10 Don’t wait for tech to clean up its act 

9:10 Picture a snow globe. What would the ideal amount of tech in your home look like? 

13:00 Tech as a last resort, not as a first resort 

16:50 Wrap this instead of a phone up for Christmas 

18:25 Delay, delay, delay – the longer, the better 

23:00 Is your child’s circadian rhythm working? 

27:55 What do you want Christmas day to look like in your home with technology? 

28:50 Does this help future me? 

32:35 My suggested age(s) to get a smartphone

You’re invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024 in San Diego, CA.  Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene, Bill and Pam Farrel and Sally Burke. Early bird pricing available now! 

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Arlene Pellicane

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