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.

Backyard camping.

 Backyard camping. There are so many great things about backyard camping that it’s hard to get your head around all the benefits! When my friend sent me this camping photo I had to post it. I am behind on our backyard camping experience this summer but we will get to it soon! As you already know,…

Wash the dog.

  Wash the dog. Is it time to wash the dog? Don’t call the vet, just get your kids outside to do the job.  This is a great summer activity. It allows your kids to get some confidence and independence around taking care of the animals. It also teaches them how to be patient, how…

Darts.

  Darts. Darts. We have a love hate relationships with the darts in our house.  I like them best outside! It is very easy to hang the dart board on a tree and it is much easier to deal with the game when it is outside. Darts are an excellent way to gain fine motor…

Skyrockets.

  Skyrockets. Part of the success of the media management job is to be prepared. Be prepared for moments where you are tired and the kids are too and everyone’s default (including yours) is to get plugged into technology instead of being creative and thinking of outdoor things to do.  When those moments hit, I…

Kickball.

  Kickball. Did you know that playing kickball can burn 300-600 calories an hour?  This physical co-ed activity can be played by anyone, no sports knowledge required. It can be played with little equipment and rules can be adjusted and made up by each group of kids which makes for a very creative activity. Kickball…

Go bowling for free.

  Go bowling. Okay, I know that this is not an official outdoor activity… but I want to remind everyone that while we don’t need to spend lots of money or time on expensive outings, arcades and other indoor sports activity centers, it is good to get a change of pace and change of temperature…

Flashlight Tag.

   Flashlight Tag. It’s hard to believe the sun is actually setting earlier now as we head toward the end of summer! Just because it’s getting dark doesn’t mean children need to stay inside. A game of Flashlight Tag may be just the thing to get them outdoors during the later evening hours— kids love…

Painting an art project outside.

The next time you organize an art project  for your kids, think about moving it outside. Kids need to be outside hearing the sounds, feeling the wind, watching the birds and getting some sunlight.  In today’s digital world many kids (and adults) don’t get enough sunlight which means they are low in vitamin D.  Mom,…