“What can I do to make Christmas about family time, not screen time?”

In our hyper-digital age, in-person communication can become tough. For many families (regardless of age) it’s easy to engage with a screen than with each other. This week’s #TipsOnTeens question comes from a parent who is tired of holiday gatherings being spent on devices instead of on family:

“Thanksgiving at our house was dominated by the PlayStation and phones. It wasn’t just my kids, but cousins, aunts, uncles and even grandparents. The only lasting conversation was about memes and YouTube videos. This is not how I remember the holidays when I was a kid and it’s not the memory that I want to pass down to my children. Christmas will be at our house with all the same relatives and some close friends too. I don’t want it to be a repeat of Thanksgiving…What can I do to make Christmas about family time, not screen time?”

Tips On Teens is a vlog that our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint, hosts every Wednesday at 12:00pm on Facebook Live.  He will be answering parenting questions submitted to us by you to our email at TipsOnTeens@TeenTherapyCenter.com.  Send us any questions you might have about parenting kids and teens and Kent will be answering them every week!

Head on over to our Facebook page every Wednesday at 12:00pm to watch LIVE!  Check out our page here – https://www.facebook.com/TeenTherapyCenter/

If you have more questions or would like more information, please contact our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint at 818.697.8555.