The Plugged In Show, Episode 74: Screen Time: A Conversation with Dr. Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane


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.

Adam R. Holz

After serving as an associate editor at NavPress’ Discipleship Journal and consulting editor for Current Thoughts and Trends, Adam now oversees the editing and publishing of Plugged In’s reviews as the site’s director. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. In their free time, the Holzes enjoy playing games, a variety of musical instruments, swimming and … watching movies.