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Screen Time SOS: Simple Steps to Rescue Your Child from Digital Overload

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Are your kids suffering from digital overload? Do you wonder if it’s too late for your already addicted kids? Listen as Dawn speaks with Melanie Hempe on screen addiction and how to help our kids thrive in a digital age. ABOUT MELANIE:

Melanie Hempe helps parents prevent screen addiction, rescue their kids, and enjoy family life again. After her oldest son dropped out of college due to his video game addiction, Melanie Hempe, BSN, utilized her nursing degree from Emory University to warn families about the dangers of screen overuse and founded ScreenStrong. Melanie simplifies medical science for parents, empowering them with the reasons to skip not all screen use but the most harmful screen use—social media, violent video games, and pornography—through adolescence.


2:39 - How Melanie became interested in screen safety

15:45 - Kids 0-5

23:02- How long will it take to detox?

29:40 - The science behind screens

33:07 - Kids 6-12 year olds

42:40 - “I want to reduce screen-time, where do I begin?”

44:44 - “What if it’s my spouse who is addicted?”

48:40 - Kids Brains and Screens book


Kids Brains and Screens book - https://amzn.to/3U4p1uX

The Screen Strong Solution book - https://amzn.to/3xFckPD

Be Screen Strong IG - https://www.instagram.com/bescreenstrong/

Canopy - https://canopy.us/

Melanie’s son’s perspective on growing up without screens - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-teen-q-a-on-growing-up-without-addictive-screens-179/id1474681355?i=1000641960104

How to teach young kids to play on their own - https://youtu.be/6BlKIluXMcE?feature=shared

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