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Melanie Hempe, BSN, received her bachelors of Nursing from Emory University. She helps families avoid problematic screen use and remove toxic screens—video games, social media, pornography—from their kids’ lives. Through interviews with experts, medical professionals, and other ScreenStrong Families, this podcast will help you prevent screen addiction and rescue your kids from their virtual world. It’s not too late to win back your kids and ScreenStrong is here to help.

Melanie Hempe, BSN, received her bachelors of Nursing from Emory University. She helps families avoid problematic screen use and remove toxic screens—video games, social media, pornography—from their kids’ lives. Through interviews with experts, medical professionals, and other ScreenStrong Families, this podcast will help you prevent screen addiction and rescue your kids from their virtual world. It’s not too late to win back your kids and ScreenStrong is here to help.

Location:

United States

Description:

Melanie Hempe, BSN, received her bachelors of Nursing from Emory University. She helps families avoid problematic screen use and remove toxic screens—video games, social media, pornography—from their kids’ lives. Through interviews with experts, medical professionals, and other ScreenStrong Families, this podcast will help you prevent screen addiction and rescue your kids from their virtual world. It’s not too late to win back your kids and ScreenStrong is here to help.

Language:

English

Contact:

2144066069


Episodes

A Psychiatrist's Solution to Managing Screen Rules with Friends with Dr. Adriana Stacey (#110)

7/13/2022
Melanie is joined once again by Dr. Adriana Stacey to discuss the dangerous combination of smartphones and sleepovers, and how to navigate childhood activities while still living the ScreenStrong Lifestyle. Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast to help spread the word. Stay Strong! NOW AVAILABLEScreenStrong Families Facebook Groupteam@screenstrong.comGabbWireless.com Production Team:

Duration:01:03:23

Video Game Addiction & Treatment with Dr. Brett Kennedy (#109)

7/6/2022
Today, Melanie is joined by Dr. Brett Kennedy, co-director of the Digital Media Treatment & Education Center and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples. Dr. Kennedy and Melanie discuss the history of video games, how video games specifically meet boys' needs, and tips for helping your son through a video game detox. Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast to help spread the word. Stay Strong! NOW AVAILABLEScreenStrong...

Duration:00:48:19

10 Tips to Love Your Gamer Through the Detox (#108)

6/29/2022
Melanie shares ScreenStrong's tried-and-true advice for loving your gamer through a screen detox. From setting firm boundaries to spending quality time with your spouse, you won't want to miss these helpful tips! Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast to help spread the word. Stay Strong! NOW AVAILABLEScreenStrong Families Facebook Groupteam@screenstrong.comGabbWireless.com Production Team:

Duration:00:46:28

Parents, Put Down the Smartphone with Mary Laird Garrison (#107)

6/22/2022
Today, Melanie is joined by ScreenStrong mom, Mary Laird Garrison, to discuss screen tips for young children, being intentional with screen time, and encouraging parents to put down their own devices and live out the ScreenStrong Lifestyle for their kids. Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast to help spread the word. Stay Strong! NOW AVAILABLEScreenStrong Families Facebook Groupteam@screenstrong.comGabbWireless.com Production Team: Host—Melanie Hempe Producer & Audio Editor—Olivia...

Duration:00:52:52

A Psychiatrist's Tips on Managing Screen Time with Dr. Adriana Stacey (#106)

6/15/2022
Today we welcome back Dr. Adriana Stacey, a Board Certified Psychiatrist, for part two of her discussion with Melanie. In this episode they cover why going cold-turkey with screen removal may be the best option for your family and offer tips and tricks for handling addictive behavior. Dr. Stacey's areas of specialty include female mental health treatment, including treatment of depression, anxiety, adult ADHD, insomnia, and sports psychiatry. Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast to...

Duration:01:19:54

A Psychiatrist's Perspective on Social Media & Mental Health with Dr. Adriana Stacey (#105)

6/8/2022
Today we welcome Dr. Adriana Stacey, a Board Certified Psychiatrist to discuss screen ADHD in kids and the destructive nature of smartphones on children's brain. Dr. Stacey's areas of specialty include female mental health treatment, including treatment of depression, anxiety, adult ADHD, insomnia, and sports psychiatry. Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast to help spread the word. Stay Strong! NOW AVAILABLEScreenStrong Families Facebook...

Duration:01:01:26

The Hidden Link Between Video Game Addiction and School Violence with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (#104)

6/1/2022
After the heinous elementary school massacre in Uvalde, TX last week, ScreenStrong invited Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a West Point Psychology Professor and author of Assassination Generation, to discuss the link between video game addiction and school violence that few are talking about. This is a heartbreaking but absolutely necessary episode to check out. Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast to help spread the word. Stay Strong! NOW AVAILABLEScreenStrong Families Facebook...

Duration:00:48:27

Just Say No: A ScreenStrong Family's Story with Becky Grant (#103)

5/25/2022
Today Melanie welcomes Becky Grant, an elementary school teacher of 11 years, a ScreenStrong Ambassador, and mom of two boys. Becky shares her family’s story with us, which she acknowledges is likely very similar to many other families’ stories of navigating a screen-saturated culture. She offers her story with the wish to provide hope, encouragement, and support for other families having doubts about being able to become ScreenStrong. Join us as she shares the growth she has noticed in her...

Duration:01:10:07

TikTok: It’s All In The Algorithm with Dr. Leonard Sax (#102)

5/18/2022
Melanie is joined once again by Dr. Leonard Sax, an American psychologist, and a practicing family physician. Dr. Sax has spoken on child and adolescent development issues in schools and communities worldwide since 2001. He is the author of numerous books and publications, including The Collapse of Parenting, one of ScreenStrong’s most recommended books. Did you know that TikTok is the #1 most visited website in the U.S. and Worldwide today? One billion TikTok videos are viewed daily, and...

Duration:01:04:54

The ScreenStrong Lifestyle: An Explanation (#101)

5/11/2022
In this episode, Melanie is joined by our Brand Manager, Anna Wight to give a lesson-by-lesson preview of our new Kids’ Brains & Screens and ScreenStrong Solution Courses. This content deep-dive will give you an idea of what to expect in these courses and encourage you to take the step towards becoming a ScreenStrong Family. Kids’ Brains & Screens Course The ScreenStrong Solution Course Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast to help spread the word. Stay Strong! NOW...

Duration:01:06:16

100 ScreenStrong Tips with Ellen Cotton (#100)

5/4/2022
We’ve made it to 100 EPISODES!!! Thank you all for listening and supporting us. We couldn’t do this without your community support. Today Melanie is joined by Ellen Cotton, a longtime friend of ScreenStrong and living the ScreenStrong Lifestyle. She and Melanie present 100 unique tips to help you on your ScreenStrong journey and share personal stories about the ups and downs of reclaiming your kids from the virtual world. This episode is full of laughter, joy, and advice from parents who...

Duration:01:12:45

Trusting Your Gut with Laura Wurzburger (#99)

4/27/2022
Today Melanie welcomes Laura Wurzburger, a ScreenStrong Ambassador, and a mom of two adopted children from China. Laura shares her inspiring and vulnerable story of her family's journey to enrich their lifestyle by changing technology use in their home. She shares and acknowledges the mistakes and unhealthy habits she and her husband created in raising their children and what they learned while going through this process of reducing unhealthy and toxic screen use in their life. Laura credits...

Duration:00:44:09

There's Something in the Water with Ben O'Sullivan (#98)

4/20/2022
Today Melanie welcomes Ben O'Sullivan, a new ScreenStrong Ambassador based in Australia. Ben has worked in education as a teacher's aide for over 5 years now and is soon to be expanding his role as a school chaplain. He has also worked with youths in church groups and is presently working on a bachelor's degree in counseling. Ben shares his perspective on the changes influenced by the current technology use by youths in his work and community. He shares how his work as a teacher's aide...

Duration:00:47:25

The Myth of the Forbidden Fruit with Melanie Hempe (#97)

4/13/2022
Join us in today's episode where Melanie unpacks the myth of the forbidden fruit. This myth is based on the theory that if you limit an activity that your children desperately want, they will long for it even more, it will make it more appealing, and they will binge on technology when they are older and/or in college. Melanie emphasizes that ScreenStrong is not about supporting the removal of screens from a family's life as that is just not possible in the day and age that we live in. She...

Duration:00:34:16

A Coach’s Perspective with Zachary Church (#96)

4/6/2022
Join us today as Melanie welcomes Zachary Church, a High School Varsity Swim Coach and an Assistant Coach for a Cross Country Track and Field Program. His main purpose in coaching is to “make a positive impact on individual lives, especially teenagers.” Zach shares with us his unique perspective on the impact of screen use by teenagers in his role as a coach at his High School and in the community. Zach talks about the important life skills that can be developed through a teenager’s...

Duration:01:01:22

33 Hours: A ScreenStrong Family's Story with Ali Pfister (#95)

3/30/2022
Today Melanie welcomes Ali Pfister, one of ScreenStrong’s Ambassadors, who shares her journey of creating her family’s ScreenStrong Lifestyle. Ali and her husband have four young kids under the age of 10 and they have been living ScreenStrong for about 3 years now. Ali shareS how she began educating herself when her second son was identified with a speech delay at the age of 18 months to learn how she could best help him. Through her reading, she became aware of how technology affects child...

Duration:00:50:10

The Teenage Sleep Crisis with Julie Turgeon & Julie Wright (#94)

3/23/2022
Today, Melanie welcomes Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright, marriage and family therapists and the co-authors of The Happy Sleeper and the forthcoming Generation Sleepless: Why Tweens and Teens Aren’t Sleeping Enough and How We Can Help Them. Heather Turgeon, MFT writes about child development and parenting. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others, and she is a writer for The National Sleep Foundation. Julie Wright, MFT is a marriage and family...

Duration:00:47:34

Growing Up Without a Smartphone with Joel May (#93)

3/16/2022
Today Melanie welcomes Joel May, a Youth Pastor and a Director of Youth Ministries at a local church in North Carolina. One of the unique things about Joel is that he was raised without a smartphone or video games. This lack of toxic technology growing up allowed for him to develop his identity independent of others or needing external validation through social media. He found his identity through extracurricular activities ranging from music, athletics, and theater to his church involvement...

Duration:01:06:39

How School Screens Impact Social Emotional Learning with Dr. Richard Freed (#92)

3/9/2022
Today, Melanie welcomes back Dr. Richard Freed, author of Wired Child and a practicing Clinical Psychologist and supervisor studying the effects of technology on children. He is on the advisory board of ScreenStrong and is a contributor to many well-respected publications. A link to Dr. Freed’s article, The Tech Industry’s War on Kids, is included in the show notes. Melanie asks Richard to provide our listeners his perspective on frequently asked questions from parents related to screens in...

Duration:00:57:34

Debunking Screen Myths with Andrew & Evan Hempe (#91)

3/2/2022
For today’s episode, Evan and Andrew Hempe respond to common questions from parents about toxic screen use, drawing from their own experiences growing up without video games, smartphones, or social media. Evan and Andrew are Juniors in high school who are enjoying and thriving on living a full ScreenStrong lifestyle. They are both active in multiple extracurricular activities, including sports and music—as well as actively learning life skills like finding their way around town with a paper...

Duration:00:26:53