Growing Up Social Seminar

Is technology drawing your family together or driving it apart?

Join us for an important seminar of our times “Growing Up Social: Parenting Kids in an Age of Technology”. Guest Speaker is Arlene Pelicane.

  • Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 9:00am – 12:30PM.
  • Location: Sherman Elementary School 301 22nd St, San Diego
  • Cost: $10. Register and purchase tickets on line at
  • Who should attend: Adults, age appropriate teens. No childcare provided.  

In this digital age, the average child spends more than seven hours a day looking at a video game, computer, phone, or TV.  What is all this screen time doing to a child’s brain and emotional development?  The same technology that has improved our lives also has the potential to hinder children emotionally and intellectually if not closely monitored.

Based on her book, Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World, Arlene will talk about:  

  •        Healthy boundaries with tech
  •        Emotional skills your children need (and that tech threaten)
  •        Keeping kids safe from predators and bullying
  •        Video game and social media addiction
  •        Parent/child covenants regarding tech
  •        Value of eye contact and real face time
  •        How technology can be used positively in your home   

About the Speaker

Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of several books including Parents Rising, 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life.   She is also the co-author of Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World (with Dr. Gary Chapman).  She has been a featured guest on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, The 700 Club, and Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah.

Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Arlene worked as the Associate Producer for Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah.  Arlene earned her BA from Biola University and her Masters in Journalism from Regent University.  Arlene lives in San Diego with her husband James and their three children.   

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