Growing Up Social

Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World

Growing Up Social

Is technology bring­ing your family closer together…
or is it 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 overdependence 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.

Endorsements

How do you raise children thoughtfully in a screen-centric world? It's one of the most urgent questions of our time, and Growing Up Social is full of smart, practical answers. Any parent seeking to nurture their family's spiritual life in this connected age, no matter their faith or philosophy, will benefit from reading it.
William Powell, author, "Hamlet’s BlackBerry"
If you think your child is immune to an overdependence on screens, think again. Written by my trusted friends, Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane, this book is a reality pill that many modern day parents need to swallow.
Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times bestselling author of "Have a Happy Family by Friday"
It's not too late! You can rescue your children from their technology an help them learn how and why to be social. This book will equip you to have instructive conversations with your kids and make realistic and significant changes so they willingly decrease their screen time and confidently increase their friend time.
Dr. Kathy Koch, founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc., and author of "How Am I Smart?" and coauthor of "No More Perfect Kids"

Authors

Dr. Gary Chapman

Dr. Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of the bestselling The 5 Love Languages® series, which has sold more than 10 million worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages. Dr. Chapman travels the world presenting seminars on marriage, family, and relationships, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Karolyn.

Arlene Pellicane

Arlene Pellicane

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 Show, The 700 Club, and Family Life Today and formerly served as the associate producer for Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah. Arlene lives in Southern California with her husband, James, and their three children. Find out more at www.arlenepellicane.com.