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Screen-Free Christmas Gift Guide for Your Pre-Teen or Teenager

Today’s teenagers are so inundated with technology that it’s shortening their attention span.

We are guilty as parents (I know I am!) of feeding the technology monster with more and more devices. While it's a necessity at this day-in-age, it's also important to provide your kids with non-techie gifts that feed their creativity and expand their minds.

So this year, my husband and I are making a conscious effort to add more screen-free gifts to the list. Wondering how we plan to get our teens to unplug? Here are some old-school gifts ideas we are using!


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