ScreenStrong educates parents on the negative consequences of excessive screen use and teaches them how to incorporate healthier alternatives that rebuild relationships between their child, their family, and the real world. 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.

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?…

Play backyard golf.

  Play backyard golf. Play backyard golf. You probably didn’t know you can live on a golf course without having to move! It’s actually very easy and inexpensive to create a chip and putt hole in your own back yard! Kids (and Dad) will love going outside to practice on their very own “golf course,”…

Lawn darts.

  Lawn darts. These safe lawn darts can keep your kids occupied for a chunk of time. Lawn darts is a horseshoe type game for the back yard (not for indoors!)  Players take turns seeing who can throw the top heavy darts in the circle placed an agreed distance away. Instruction should be reviewed so…

Stargazing.

 Stargazing.   Who says kids can only play outside in the daylight? Why not do something different this week and take your kids outside after dark to moon/star gaze? As a matter of fact, this week is an excellent time for moon gazing, since on August 10th the full moon, also known as an extra…