Growing up Social - book review and giveaway7:27:00 PM
Gone are the days of drinking from the hose. Running around getting scraped up knees and dirty toes. Digging in the dirt and making mud pies. Coming home from school and never wanting to come back indoors. Instead, children come home kick off their shoes. Run to the cupboard to grab a snack, jump over the back of the couch. Grab their gaming system all while turning on the television and tuning each other out. Is television all BAD? No. I don't think so...but I have definitely noticed my children are relying on screens more and more. This has to stop.
I was asked to read and review the book by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane called "Growing up social - Raising relational kids in a screen driven world". First off Gary is the author of The 5 Love Languages...as silly as it sounds I felt like HE was the one to be able to help tackle my little problem. My kids have Leapsters. We limit the amount of time they can use it and we do have a television. I think our problem is too much T.V. I am working harder to have it turned off and let them be "forced" to use their imaginations. Step outside of the "box" and find ways to cure the boredom. This book was eye opening for me. I was relieved that a lot of the recommendations in this book we are ALREADY doing. Can I get a big ol' THANK YOU LORD!
But...now your turn to read and take notes! YOU get a chance to win a copy of Growing up Social! You must be a U.S. or Canada resident to win. Winner will be drawn on Friday November 21st.
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