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Sep 28, 2021

In this episode, Julia and Gino Barbaro talk with Arlene Pellicane. Arlene is a speaker and author of several books including Screen Kids, Parents Rising, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom, and Calm, Cool and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life.


Arlene has been featured on the Today Show, Wall Street Journal, Fox & Friends, Focus on the Family, and FamilyLife Today. She's the host of the Happy Home Podcast and regular contributor to Proverbs 31 Ministries.   


Key insights:

00:00 Introduction

01:15 Why eye-contact is so important

05:10 Effective digital habits

10:00 Side effects of using digital devices too intensively

14:40 Getting rid of screen addiction and adopting healthy practices

21:20 How to encourage your children to develop their social skills

25:25 Do your children need phones

27:50 Is it necessary for your children to use social media

29:40 Instilling good habits such as reading

31:38 Using technology for creative purposes

35:20 Creating rhythms

40:10 Read Arlene’s books:  


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