Mom of three boys, Nashville, TN
“I am so grateful for this site and the podcasts! I have been devouring them and ordered the book.  I have 3 boys ages 7-14! Battling Technology is ruining my life! I am terrified what is going to happen to my boys brains and feel overwhelmed at the prospect of taking on the whole world!! Thank you for this resource!”
Mom of two girls, Monroe, NC

“After your seminar, I looked on my girls’ phones and what I found on their phones were lies! Texting after hours, writing things they would never say in person, and even fake Instagram and Snapchat accounts. That’s when we locked everything down. One of my girls had a panic attack. We had no idea that this could be addicting nor that it had become her link to a world we knew little about. If we had to do it all over again, we would have delayed the iPhone for as long as possible! We’re so glad we attended your workshop and learned our intuitions were correct. Thank you!”

Mom of three girls, Charlotte, NC

“Giving my daughters (now in high school) a smartphone in eighth grade was the worse parenting decision we have ever made. One of my daughters is now seeing a counselor for social media anxiety. My youngest will not get a smartphone till college. Please continue your effort to educate other parents on this message, you will save so much heartache and worse.”

Dad of three, Orlando, FL

“All three of my teenagers have iPhones, which we regret giving to them, but seemed justifiable at the time. If I had to do it over again, we would have delayed it all together. What a big waste of time and family relationships.”

Mom of one boy, Fresno, CA

“You saved my son. I don’t know how else to explain the impact of your message at your seminar. I didn’t want to leave. As you described Adam’s childhood and his story, you were describing our son. It is like you were living in our house! We knew there were problems but until you gave us the words to understand them, we were lost. We have confidently removed his games. We are spending a lot of time with him as we look for new hobbies and activities. It is hard but I know in my heart that we were headed down the same path as Adam. I feel like you have saved us a lifetime of hurt and trauma. I don’t know how to thank you enough for what you do. Please don’t ever quit what you are doing. Families everywhere need your message.”

Dad of three, Boston, MA

“Your seminar was life changing. We will never go back to the way things used to be in our home. You gave us our kids back.”  

Mom of one son, Santa Monica, CA

“My eyes have been opened and I thank you and all those who have researched this topic. I’m so glad that we can intervene now rather than try to do it later when I’m sure it would be much harder. Since he’s been off games recently, he has been playing outside constantly and more engaged with his sports. It’s such a relief not to be arguing about the games and to know I’m not giving in again. Knowing how much it affects his development gives me the strength to stand firm against re-starting the cycle.”

Mom of three boys, Charlotte, NC

“After attending your seminar, we took away the Wii and all computer games. My 8-year-old, with tears in his eyes, looked at me and whimpered, ‘Don’t take away the only thing I love.’ When I heard that, I knew we’d made the right call. The time away allowed my 8-year-old to heal. He began reading. Then he read more.  He tried baseball. He spent time in the woods. He started fencing. He read more. He built Legos. He started drawing. He read some more. He eventually tackled the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is a totally reformed gamer—complete with derisive comments to anyone who talks about or plays video games in his presence. (We’re working on that). One day recently he hugged me and said, ‘Thanks, Mom. You saved me.’ So, I want to say to you, ‘Thanks. You saved my son.’”

Mom of four, Charlotte, NC

“We have gone game free! Our boys are actually cooperative and are looking forward to all the new ‘fun stuff’ we have proposed to do instead. I’m so thankful for you and your message; it’s changed our life.”

Mom of one teen boy, Matthews, NC

“I took my son’s phone away for a month due to poor choices he had made. After one month, he asked me to keep it for another month. He was really enjoying his stress-free month but was embarrassed to tell his friends that he didn’t want his phone back!”

Mom of three, Santa Monica, CA

“Thank you so much for your research on phones and teens. I just knew that getting a phone would not make my daughters feel more included, but more alone and I’m so glad I found out more about the research before giving her a device.”