At ParentCircle we have a single-minded mission—to build confidence in parents to raise happy, healthy, confident, compassionate children.
To be a confident parent, we believe a strong parent-child connection is the key. This in turn makes a child feel loved, understood, safe and secure.
The goal of #GadgetFreeHour is to help parents and children experience the MAGIC and JOY of connection without any distractions.
On November 20, 2020, for one hour between 7:30pm and 8:30pm switch off all gadgets and spend time with your family laughing, chatting, playing...
Just 60 minutes of connecting with your children and family will help you create memories for a lifetime
#GadgetFreeHour 2020 is for every family and there are various ways by which each one of you can be a part of this global movement. Join hands with us and help us spread the word amongst your community.
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My son went from saying, ‘No Chance’ to #GadgetFreeHour, to saying, ‘Can we have #GadgetFreeHour again tomorrow?’ after we spent a fun hour of playing together.
Thank you for this wonderful initiative by the ParentCircle team. Got to know about my daughter’s (1.5 years old) skills and her grasping power. We were amazed to see her talent. We played many interactive games.
My mother was very emotional. She said to specially thank you for this #GadgetFreeHour. We have not spent time like this together (my parents, my child, my wife and I), as a family, in at least 4 years
We ate dinner on the porch and enjoyed the cool breeze. Then, my son played the guitar. Our phones, TV, and other gadgets were switched off. The hour flew by pleasantly. We had a good time.
I am busy almost 365 days because of my business, but today our daughters asked us to play with them, on their teacher’s request. We enjoyed a lot and realized what we are missing out in our daily life. All credit goes to #GadgetFreeHour 2019.
My younger son was the teacher and we were all students during #GadgetFreeHour. I have never seen my wife laugh so much.
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Thank you for joining hands with us in this awareness campaign to strengthen family bonds and balance screen time. Spread the word about #GadgetFreeHour to your family and friends. Together we can make a difference.
Thank you for taking the pledge to participate in #GadgetFreeHour to spend time with your family, free from the distraction of gadgets! Help spread the word. Together we can make a difference.
Congratulate yourself for taking the first step towards the 20-20 Disconnect2Reconnect Challenge. We will send you one new challenge every day, for 20 days, challenging you to spend just 20 minutes a day with your child, free from the distraction of gadgets. You will receive your first challenge on November 1st, 2020. Track your progress and experience the magic and joy of connection!