Screen time. It’s one of those phrases that we toss around pretty frequently these days. Often because, as parents, we’re concerned that our kids are getting too much of it. Maybe far too much. As a parent of two tweens and a teen myself, I’m keenly aware that this is a huge issue—and one we often feel quietly guilty about when this important area of our family’s life seems out of control.
This week on The Plugged In Show, I had the opportunity to talk with two experts in this area: Dr. Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane. Together, they’ve recently published the book Screen Kids: 5 Skills Every Child Needs in a Tech-Driven World. Not only were they a delight to talk to, but I gleaned practical, world-world ideas to apply to my own family.
And I hope that this conversation with some of the first guests we’ve had on The Plugged In Show can be an equally encouraging discussion for you to sit in on as well. So take a listen, and be sure to check out the resources related to this episode listed below.
- Focus on the Family Broadcast: Helping Our Kids Manage Technology Well (Part 1 of 2)
- Focus on the Family Broadcast: Helping Kids Relate in a Screen-Driven World (Part 1 of 2)
- Focus on the Family Broadcast: Unplugging Yourself to Connect With Others
- Focus on the Family Broadcast: Helping Your Teens Put Down Their Screens
- Focus on the Family Article: “Your Teens Need You, Not More Screen Time”
- Focus on the Family Article: Raising Socially Competent Kids
- Focus on the Family: Setting Media Standards
- Focus on the Family: Making Wise Entertainment Choices
- Plugged In: Tech Guide
- Focus on the Family: How to Develop Media Intelligence in Your Home
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