Melanie is the Founder of ScreenStrong. If you need help reducing the screen conflicts in your home, please reach out to us; we can help. We have tips and solutions for fixing screen problems and reclaiming childhood.

Low Tech Home.

Many moms have a hidden fear from the time their babies are born that their child will be left behind other children one way or another. (After your third or fourth child,  you get a little less worried!)  With technology now in every corner of our world, moms fear that their children are missing out…

Book vs. screen reading.

Another study* just came out to say that our comprehension is better when we read an actual paper book instead of reading the same book on a digital screen. Why? Because paper books stimulate a wider variety of senses than screens do, activating deeper memory banks in the brain. The increased sensory experience of book…

Go running!

Running is one activity that is easy, free, and good for your kids’ brains. Studies show that the more physical activity kids get, the better they do academically.  My kids like to time their laps around the neighborhood and a nearby track. They also like competition. Exercise is great for our physical health, but it…

Create a dish garden.

In Richard’s Louv’s book, Lost Child in the Woods, we learn a new term: nature-deficit disorder.  In his book, the author makes the case that kids are so overloaded with screens and media that they need to reconnect with nature in order to meet developmental needs.  How are they going to learn about the world?…