I saw this, and I love it! What a great way to spend Family Day!
Parenting Power brings back #NoPhoneFamilyDay this February
Put down the phone and pick up your kids!
This Family Day, February 18th, 2019, Canada’s leading resource for all things Parenting, Parenting Power, is asking people to put away their smartphones for the day and instead, spend quality time with their families. #NoPhoneFamilyDay, now in its third year, is a one-day movement in which families unplug and spend more quality time with each other without the constant distraction of a handheld device.
“This is how kids spell love: T-I-M-E,” said Gail Bell, Co-founder of Parenting Power. “You are not present with your kids if you or they are looking at an electronic device; both parties have just become less important. That’s why we’re encouraging people to share #NoPhoneFamilyDay on social media, leading up to Family Day, to get parents to focus on quality family time.”
#NoPhoneFamilyDay aims to improve family ties, help parents set clear intentions about their technology use and plant the seeds for year-round reduction of technology dependence. Countless studies have proven the importance of reduced screen time and increased person-to-person contact – this occasion serves as a reminder to take a break from the phone to focus on family.
Last year, thousands of people engaged in the #NoPhoneFamilyDay movement, with authentic and engaging conversations that allowed people to get real about their smartphone use. “As soon as we begin to consider the idea of putting devices to the side, we open an opportunity to connect as a family,” says Julie Freedman Smith, Co-Founder of Parenting Power and #NoPhoneFamilyDay. “When we decide how this will happen in our own home, we become more intentional in our parenting and teach our kids how to take responsibility for our own actions.“
About Parenting Power
Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell are Canada’s go-to parenting support team! The two co-founded Parenting Power in 2002. Their combined experience in the education sector set them up perfectly to support parents in facing the everyday parenting challenges of life.
Their clients range from individual families to large scale companies seeking to support their employees in feeling confident, capable and calm at home so that they can arrive focused and ready to work. Julie and Gail believe that there is more than one right way to parent and combine research-based information, humorous anecdotes and parenting-tools-to-use resulting in audiences and clients ready to face their real-life parenting challenges head on!
Their first book, A YEAR of Intentional Parenting, praised by world-renowned parenting expert, Barbara Coloroso, guides parents in finding their ‘right way to parent.’
In 2017, Julie and Gail were featured on WomenofInfluence.com. You will regularly find them quoted in the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent Magazine, Canadian Families Magazine, GlobalNews.ca, and CBC.ca. You’ll also see and hear them on CityTV’s Breakfast Television, CTV, Global, and CBC Radio One.
In 2018, Parenting Power launched their Real Life Parenting Podcast, available weekly on iTunes and GooglePlay.
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