ScreenStrong Families

ScreenStrong Families

Melanie Hempe, BSN, received her bachelors of Nursing from Emory University. She helps families avoid problematic screen use and remove toxic screens—video games, social media, pornography—from their kids’ lives. Through interviews with experts, medical professionals, and other ScreenStrong Families, this podcast will help you prevent screen addiction and rescue your kids from their virtual world. It’s not too late to win back your kids and ScreenStrong is here to help.

Episodes

November 23, 2022 24 min

To all our American friends, happy Thanksgiving from everyone at ScreenStrong! Today is a special bonus episode from ScreenStrong founder, Melanie Hempe, giving us all an important reminder. 


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  • Host—Melanie Hempe
  • Producer & Audio Editor—Olivia Kernekin
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    In today's emotional episode, we hear from ScreenStrong Mom, Carmen Lindner. Carmen shares her struggle with social media addiction, its effect on her family, and how discovering ScreenStrong changed her life, helping her become a better mom, wife, and friend. Carmen's vulnerability and transparency can inspire anyone suffering through the painful reality of being at the mercy of screens.


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    Using examples from conversations with parents from her workshops, Melanie Hempe walks through 10 reasons parents cave when it comes to their children's screen use.


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  • Host—Melanie Hempe
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    Dr. Adriana Stacey joins Melanie to discuss the importance of a "phone-free car." Together they make some compelling arguments for not allowing teens to drive with smartphones and for parents to be intentional with their teens. They also give some anecdotes on why leaving the smartphone at home might be the best option.


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    On this episode, Melanie is joined by Alejandra Correa, and ScreenStrong Ambassador and mom to three young children. They discuss tips for living the ScreenStrong lifestyle, best practices for setting your home up for success, and giving specific reasons why starting your ScreenStrong journey when your kids are young is the best way to go!


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    Today, Melanie is joined by Glow Kids author Nicholas Kardaras to discuss his experience with treating video game addiction & social media dependency, as well as discussing childhood brain development.

    Check out Dr. Kardaras's NEW book 'Digital Madness: How Social Media Is Driving Our Mental Health Crisis—and How to Restore Our Sanity.'


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    Today, Melanie answers YOUR questions about toxic screen use—video games, social media, pornography—screen use in school, and offers encouragement to make the best screen choices for your family.


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    Production Team:

  • Host—Melanie Hempe
  • Producer & Audio Editor—Olivia Kernekin
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    Melanie is joined by Dr. Adriana Stacey to discuss the current research and discourse around 8th grade being the worst age to give a child a smartphone. Together they go through a handful of tips and reasons why this statement is true and encourage parents to stand firm in their screen decisions.


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    Melanie is joined by Erik Goldfield, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has worked in settings ranging from private practice to hospitals and schools. Erik claims at least 50% of the issues he deals with in his practice are related to screen issues.

    Today, Erik reveals the truth about the video game rating system, discusses how to teach social-emotional learning to kids and teens, ...

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    In this episode, Melanie is joined by ScreenStrong Ambassador, Julie Christian, to discuss the many insane ways kids and teens are able to bypass internet and device safeguards. Julie and Melanie share stories from their own experiences as well as those from the ScreenStrong community.


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    Every organization has a founding story, and ScreenStrong is no different. Today we will hear Melanie give a detailed account of her family's decision to remove smartphones and social media from her younger kids' lives after the mistakes she made with her oldest, Adam.

    This interview was originally aired on October 5, 2020, on The Save the Kids Podcast.

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    Melanie is joined by Dr. Adriana Stacey to discuss the current research and discourse around multitasking. Together they make some compelling arguments against multitasking and give some excellent tips to set kids and teens up for success.


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    In today’s episode, Melanie welcomes her longtime friend, Teralea Moore, who is a mother and college math professor with 20+ years of teaching in the classroom. Teralea has taught in high school, community college, and private college settings, and she shares with us her top 10 tips for success in the classroom, at the elementary, high school, and collegiate levels.


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    Melanie is joined once again by Officer Gomez—School Resource Officer (SRO) and sworn Deputy of the Boise County Sheriff’s Department—to discuss how to remove smartphones from schools. Officer Gomez shares his own school success story and gives some amazing tips for parents and educators alike.

    Officer Gomez has an active and highly informative Facebook Page that he uses to educate parents on the dangers of Social Media and the inte...

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    Melanie is joined once again by Dr. Adriana Stacey to discuss their favorite books about brain development and screen addiction.

    Visit OUR WEBSITE for links to most of the books discussed on this episode.


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    How is it August already? In this episode, Melanie is joined by Olivia Kernekin—a member of the ScreenStrong staff and ScreenStrongAambassador—to discuss back-to-school tips regarding personal screens in the classroom and how to establish healthy habits to start the school year right.


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    Every organization has a founding story, and ScreenStrong is no different. Today we will hear Melanie give a detailed account of her family's struggle with video game addiction—in the form of her oldest son, Adam.

    To hear Adam give a first-hand account of his story, check out THIS EPISODE.

    This interview was originally aired August 20, 2020, on The Save the Kids Podcast.


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    Melanie is joined by Dr. Catharine McClure Jackson to discuss the benefits of musical study on brain and social development, and actively choosing to replace screen time with developing musical skills. Dr. Jackson received her undergraduate degree from the Peabody Conservatory, her Masters from the University of South Carolina, and her Doctorate in Music from the University of Iowa.

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    Melanie welcomes back Officer David Gomez, a School Resource Officer (SRO) and sworn Deputy of the Boise County Sheriff’s Department. Today, Officer Gomez discusses the destructive nature of Snapchat and its secret features that parents may not know. He also explains how students get around school Firewalls and encourages parents to stay the course when it comes to screen issues.

    Officer Gomez has an active and highly informative F...

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    Melanie is joined once again by Dr. Adriana Stacey to discuss the dangerous combination of smartphones and sleepovers, and how to navigate childhood activities while still living the ScreenStrong Lifestyle. 


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