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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.

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United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

2144066069


Episodes

The Five ScreenStrong Values (#84)

1/12/2022
Happy New Year! To kick off our fourth season, Melanie Hempe reviews her observations from the holiday season and gives helpful tips for parents who are reconsidering screen time in their home. She also reviews ScreenStrong's bold message and core values to give your family the best chance for success in 2022. Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast to help spread the word. Stay Strong! Our Kids' Brains & Screens CourseScreenStrong Families Facebook...

Duration:00:26:19

Yearly Wrap-Up: Season 3 Highlights (#83)

12/29/2021
Thank you all so much for listening and engaging with the podcast this year. Here are just a few highlights from our 2021 episodes and we look forward to seeing you for Season 4! Happy New Year! Subscribe, rate, and review this podcast to help spread the word. Stay Strong! Our Kids' Brains & Screens CourseScreenStrong Families Facebook Groupteam@screenstrong.comGabbWireless.comProducer & Editor: Olivia Kernekin

Duration:00:46:50

Christmas Tips to Inspire Family Connections (#82)

12/20/2021
Melanie welcomes Olivia Kernekin for today's episode to highlight ScreenStrong's 10 tips to boost your family through holiday gift giving and family traditions. Olivia has worked with ScreenStrong since 2018. She earned a dual degree in English and Dramatic Arts from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and has worked in medical, financial, theatrical, humanitarian, and childcare fields. She shares with us some of her personal anecdotes of her screen journey from childhood through college...

Duration:00:53:09

The Ultimate Gift List with Andrew and Evan Hempe (#81)

12/13/2021
In today’s special episode, Andrew and Evan Hempe answer the question many parents are facing this holiday season, “The only items on my child’s Christmas list are video games, smartphones, and social media, etc. What should I do and what else should I get my kids?” Andrew and Evan share their thoughts on the use of toxic technology while providing a fun and very creative list of non-tech gift suggestions from A to Z. You will find suggestions appropriate for all ages, for girls and boys,...

Duration:00:18:30

Screen Kids: In Their Own Words (#80)

12/2/2021
Today Melanie shares a generous and priceless gift from our recent guest, Arlene Pellicane, co-author of Screen Kids: In Their Own Words. Arlene granted permission for ScreenStrong to play the audio of her film, and we couldn’t be more excited to share this with you all! For those families who have asked us for something they can share with their kids and teens to help them understand the “why” of living ScreenStrong, here is your episode! “WHEN PARENTS WATCH this film, they will be...

Duration:00:34:42

How to Raise ScreenStrong Kids the Easy Way with Arlene Pellicane (#79)

12/2/2021
Today, Melanie speaks with Arlene Pellicane, co-author of Screen Kids: 5 Relational Skills Every Child Needs in a Tech-Driven World with Gary Chapman. Arlene and Melanie talk about raising kids without addictive screens, how to encourage your children to stand out from the crowd, and tips for parenting ScreenStrong kids. Arlene also talks about the film she made with her children where they reflect on their childhoods and the benefits of growing up ScreenStrong. Get ready for an emotional...

Duration:00:56:21

Building First Impressions and People Skills with Kirt Manecke (#78)

11/24/2021
Mandee Hamann welcomes Kirt Manecke, a marketing, fundraising, and business development specialist and author of Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World. Kirt shares the change in teens' development of social skills that inspired him to write his book in order to help teens and young adults build skills and become successful. He perfectly highlights basic tips for teens such as how to interview and get a job, develop customer service skills, volunteer...

Duration:00:31:13

A Place to Belong with Melanie Hempe (#77)

11/17/2021
Today, Mandee Hamann welcomes our own founder, Melanie Hempe, to talk about ScreenStrong’s new initiatives launching next month. She introduces ScreenStrong’s new Member Portal which will ultimately strengthen our community and help families create positive change. Melanie shares her passionate vision and hard work over the last eight years that's accumulated into offering the exclusive content to our members. It’s been her goal to create a safe place to grow ScreenStrong and establish a...

Duration:00:28:32

“When You Know Better, You Do Better” with Brandie Hadfield (#76)

11/10/2021
Today Melanie is joined by Brandie Hadfield, a Certified Attachment Parenting Educator and Certified Family Health Coach. She is a mother to two boys and a new ScreenStrong Ambassador who shares her story of how she changed her family’s lifestyle and began parenting without screens. Brandie and her family are six months into their ScreenStrong journey with a very clear “before” and “after.” She shares how self-judgement colored her ability to create effective limits with her kids, which is...

Duration:00:43:07

The Hero’s Journey and Immersive Gaming with Dr. Huu Kim Le (#75)

11/3/2021
Today, Melanie talks with Dr. Kim Le, a child and adolescent psychiatrist based in Adelaide, Australia. He completed his psychiatry training in New South Wales and in 2015, Dr. Le received a federal grant to collaborate with an Internet Gaming Addiction Clinic for teenagers in Singapore. He has a special interest in “Gaming Disorder," which was recognized by the World Health Organization in 2018 as a mental health disorder. Dr. Le shares his professional journey that led to his interest and...

Duration:01:07:50

Wired Child, Part 2: Solutions with Dr. Richard Freed (#74)

10/27/2021
Join Melanie in Part 2 of her conversation with Dr. Richard Freed, author of our book of the month, Wired Child. Dr. Freed is a practicing Clinical Psychologist and supervisor studying the effects of technology on children and speaking on parenting in the age of digital technology. He is also on the advisory board of ScreenStrong and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood's Children's Screen Time Action Network, and a contributor to the Huffington Post. In this episode, Dr. Freed...

Duration:00:55:31

Screen Use and Kids' Eye Health with Dr. Janet Wilson, OD, FCOVD, Optometrist (#73)

10/20/2021
Today Melanie talks with Pediatric Optometrist, Dr. Janet Wilson, who has practiced as a developmental functional vision specialist over the past 13 years. Janet is also mother to a 3-year old son and is actively parenting a low-tech lifestyle with him. Janet discusses how visual development is linked to other childhood developmental milestones that actually assist children in gaining 17 visual skills as they grow. She goes on to explain what is at risk when we interrupt child development...

Duration:00:53:57

We Are Wired Human with Jason and Lisa Frost (#72)

10/13/2021
In today's episode, Mandee is joined by Jason and Lisa Frost, founders of the nonprofit organization, Wired Human, and authors of the book, The Glass Between Us: Empowering Youth to Combat Digital Exploitation - A Value-Based Approach to Screen-Driven Challenges. They have worked with teens, individually and together, for almost a decade through speaking engagements, nature-focused camps, and teaching in community-based settings. Jason and Lisa share their passion and enthusiasm in...

Duration:00:36:28

The Wired Child with Dr. Richard Freed (#71)

10/6/2021
Dr. Richard Freed, author of our book of the month, Wired Child, is a practicing Clinical Psychologist and supervisor studying the effects of children’s technology and speaking on parenting in the age of digital technology. He is also on the advisory boards of Families Managing Media and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood’s Children’s Screen Time Action Network as well as a contributor to the Huffington Post. In part 1 of 2 interviews, Melanie and Richard share a passionate...

Duration:00:57:43

Why Media Violence Is More Harmful Than You Think with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (#70)

9/29/2021
Today's discussion is the second part of our book of the month, Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing, written by Lt. Col. David Grossman. Melanie and Lt. Col. Grossman discuss what he views as the “single greatest threat to our civilization”—our children’s exposure to violent visual imagery perpetuated by the Media industry at large. Lt. Col Grossman points out the Media’s double message in their acknowledgment of their influence on society while...

Duration:00:31:24

Dads, Kids & Video Games Webinar (#69)

9/28/2021
Are video games hurting your relationship with your kids? Have you lost your kids to their screens? Are you desperate to get them back? Imagine never having screen conflict in your home again! As a dad, have you ever asked: Join ScreenStrong and James & Arlene Pellicane in an exclusive webinar for dads. Listen to James describe how he has solved the screen dilemma in his home by establishing healthier bonding activities with his kids. Audience Q&A included. Subscribe, rate, and review...

Duration:01:52:14

Open, Honest Conversations About Pornography with Marilyn Evans (#68)

9/22/2021
Today Melanie speaks with Marilyn Evans, a mom of 5 boys and the director of Parents Aware, a resource she launched in 2016 with the goal of educating and helping parents begin to have open, honest and compassionate conversations with their children about relationships, sex and pornography. Melanie and Marilyn discuss common blind spots parents have regarding pornography. They talk about how to build safer habits through having open and honest conversations with your children. Marilyn...

Duration:00:31:00

Building Family Culture with Steve and Candice Watters (#67)

9/15/2021
Today, Melanie talks with Steve and Candice Watters, a married couple dedicated and passionate about helping and supporting young families. They have four children—13 to 22—whom they have raised ScreenStrong. Steve and Candice share their “light bulb moments” that led to their realization and diligence in becoming intentional parents. They identified a focus and practice of building relationships with their children, building alternatives to what was being offered culturally, and being...

Duration:00:44:07

Detrimental Effects of Media Violence on Children with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (#66)

9/8/2021
This week we'll be hearing from Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a US Army Ranger, paratrooper, former West Point Psychology Professor, and author of Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing. Lt. Col. Grossman describes how playing "innocent" video games progress to addiction, why video games make kids aggressive, the dangers of operant and classical conditioning, and the mental, physical, and emotional turmoil children are experiencing due to a saturation of...

Duration:00:28:38

Single Parenting the ScreenStrong Way with Candace Collins (#65)

9/1/2021
This week, Melanie talks with Candace Collins, a single parent of a 6-year old daughter living a Screen Strong lifestyle. Candace works in Social Media and Digital Marketing and is well aware of the pull that hand held devices have on our daily lives. Candace shares her parenting journey of how she began to notice the toxic effects of screen use and how she made the choice to live counter culturally to provide her daughter a nurturing and connected environment. She offers tips and simple...

Duration:00:43:11