Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World, with Arlene Pellicane
Help and Hope for Parents Today
If you are like 100% of the parents I know, your kid’s relationship with screens causes you
some a lot of stress. This is a difficult issue and one we feel like we’ll never fully catch up on. (and we’re right.)
Arlene Pellicane is a great help on this topic. She has done a lot of research and written a number of books to support parents raising kids in this screen-driven world. Two of her books were co-written with Gary Chapman (of the 5-Love Languages!) and in today’s conversation we are touching on some of the most practical and helpful topics in those books!
Arlene and I talk about the decision of whether or not to give a child a smart phone, (Arlene has a great solution to that one!) time limits on screens for kids, and how we can set better examples as parents in our own relationship to screens! I think you’ll find this conversation super practical and encouraging!
3 things generally all kids need:
1. A good night sleep.
2. (at least) one hour of exercise, daily.
3. Maximum of 2 hours of “amusing” screen time.
Levels of kids relationship to screens:
2. At risk
The 5 A+ Emotional Skills every child needs:
Affection, Appreciation, Anger management, Apology, Ability to Pay Attention.
Links Arlene mentioned:
“SAFE PHONE” — Gabb Wireless
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*The YWAM Program Arlene’s daughter was a part of!
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More about Arlene…
Arlene Pellicane is a speaker, host of the Happy Home podcast, and author of several books including Parents Rising, 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Screen Kids. Arlene has been featured on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, the Wall Street Journal and Focus on the Family. Arlene lives in San Diego with her husband James and their three children. To learn more, visit her website at ArlenePellicane.com and check out her masterclasses at HappyHomeUniversity.com
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