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.

30 Minutes Outside!

Making a decision to reduce the media consumption in your home will require some thought,  creativity and planning as you replace the screen with traditional play.  In his book Play, Dr. Stuart Brown makes a scientific case for more unstructured play in all of our lives.  Giving our children the gift of a rich play…

Easy test for overuse.

Is your child overusing technology? Playing too many video games? It can be hard to determine if you have a potential problem on your hands. Or maybe it isn’t really that hard at all. After three years of working with families, I have discovered one simple quick assessment that seems to help moms and kids get perspective…

Don’t start too young.

Don’t let your kids start playing too young. Don’t be too amazed at the astonishing computer and gaming skills that your 5-year old possesses; sorry, but it is truly not that special! They are called  “smart”  devices not devices for smart kids. As parents we are so impressed with our children’s abilities at young ages…

Ex-Game Cop Mom.

Are you a game-cop mom?    I was….. I hated that job. I was always having to enforce the game rules at our house and no one was happy. It seemed that I was always “blowing the whistle” on too much gaming, not obeying time limits and bad attitudes. It was a very unpopular full-time…