Monday, November 17, 2014

Growing Up Social *Book Review* + Giveaway

About the Book

-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.

We all know things are so different from when we were children. We always wanted to be outside. Saturday morning was my only TV time. We loved listening to the radio though. Kids today can operate a tablet or an iPhone before they're 3 yrs old! My how times have changed!!! 

This book is full of information about our children's development and the infamous SCREEN. They go through the A+ skills of Affection, Appreciation, Anger Management, Apology, and Attention. This is referred to as the A+ Method for Relational Children. 

Some of what I read confirmed the way I do things with my children. Then there were things I read where I can see where I slacked and wasn't consistent in certain areas. I know I was more strict with my first child compared to how I am with my youngest. I am in the process of changing the way I approach things with the younger one. Mr. Chapman also touches on the 5 love languages. 

"Nothing in life is more important than knowing how to build positive relationships with people and God. If you equip your child to build positive relationships, it affects their future business, marriage, parenting, emotional and spiritual well-being."

I highly recommend this book for every family. It may change your family for the better. Check out their official website.

About the Authors

    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

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

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