Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Growing Up Social by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane

"Now is the time to equip your child to live with screen time, not for screen time." Technology can be a great tool, but it can also be an unwelcome distraction in the life of you and your family. This book teaches you how to show your children that screen time is not a necessity and it should be limited and supervised. The authors of this book give great tips for reducing screen time and increasing togetherness time. One of the methods used in this book focuses on skills known as A+ skills. These skills include affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention. Learning to improve these skills can make all the difference in your journey of parenting. The authors also talk a lot about just how much screen time can affect your children in a negative way. Parenting is a challenge and in the long run, too much screen time can make parenting even more challenging. This book also explains how parents should set the tone for positive results by being cautious of their own screen time. Parents must practice what they preach in order to gain positive results. I especially enjoyed reading the tips for parents because I have definitely been guilty of having too much screen time. I hope to use this book as a resource for my family and I know I will see improvements if I work towards using these tips in daily life. I would highly recommend this book to any parent. Thank you so much to the authors and publisher for the chance to read and review this book!

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