Growing Up Social Book Review/Giveaway

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About The Book:

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.

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

My Review:

I am going to admit that this book opened my eyes to a lot. I never realized how much screen time my daughter was getting! Now that I realize it she is a little mad at me. I have cut her back a lot. She was used to having her tablet and watching television at the same time. This is no longer allowed. The tablet is put up and television is limited. I do notice that when we go out my husband likes to be playing poker on his phone and not focusing on family time. This is something that we will have a conversation about but I am not sure how to approach that one yet. This book has changed how I see things and I have even cut back on my screen time. This is a must read for parents everywhere. You can enter below to win your own copy. Good luck!!


  1. Not sure how to answer- lets say no

  2. Yes, I do believe we are getting too much screen time.

  3. Yes, we realized we were having an "apple" party tonight and so we shut electronics off.

  4. Yes, we get way too much screen time. It is sad because I remember playing cards and board games when I was younger and it was so much fun.

  5. We try to control our screen time.

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  6. Not at the moment.... In the past. ..yes.