131 episodes

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.

ScreenStrong Families Melanie Hempe, BSN

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

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.

    The Endless Non-Tech Gift Ideas with Evan Hempe (#130)

    The Endless Non-Tech Gift Ideas with Evan Hempe (#130)

    For this special holiday episode, Melanie is joined by her son Evan to discuss practical holiday gift ideas—and encourage people to skip smartphones and video games as gifts this season. Evan, now a senior in high school, gives his perspective on the highs and lows of wanting a smartphone in middle & high school and shares some of his favorite childhood gifts.

    Grab your copy of our Non-Tech Gift Guide discussed in this episode!
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    Production Team:
    Host—Melanie Hempe Producer & Audio Editor—Olivia Kernekin

    • 59 min
    Social Media & The Resistant Parent with Laura Hickman (#129)

    Social Media & The Resistant Parent with Laura Hickman (#129)

    Today, Melanie is joined by Laura Hickman, a 17-year practicing, licensed mental health counselor and mom to three daughters with a front-row seat to the mental health crisis that technology has created in our youth. In Laura's own words, "never before social media did I have clients coming to my office seeking diagnoses and rattling off symptoms from the DSM in hopes that I would tell them they have autism or OCD. This is the reality now. Some parents don't know and want to know. Other parents I find want to keep their heads in the sand and believe that it is not impacting their children."

    This is an in-depth episode on mental health and social media you won't want to miss!
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    Production Team:
    Host—Melanie Hempe Producer & Audio Editor—Olivia Kernekin

    • 53 min
    Happy Thanksgiving from ScreenStrong!

    Happy Thanksgiving from ScreenStrong!

    To all our American friends, happy Thanksgiving from everyone at ScreenStrong! Today is a special bonus episode from ScreenStrong founder, Melanie Hempe, giving us all an important reminder. 
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    Our ScreenStrong Lifestyle Courses are also NOW AVAILABLE!

    Production Team:
    Host—Melanie Hempe Producer & Audio Editor—Olivia Kernekin

    • 24 min
    The Mom I Want to Be: A ScreenStrong Family's Story with Carmen Lindner (#128)

    The Mom I Want to Be: A ScreenStrong Family's Story with Carmen Lindner (#128)

    In today's emotional episode, we hear from ScreenStrong Mom, Carmen Lindner. Carmen shares her struggle with social media addiction, its effect on her family, and how discovering ScreenStrong changed her life, helping her become a better mom, wife, and friend. Carmen's vulnerability and transparency can inspire anyone suffering through the painful reality of being at the mercy of screens.
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    Become a Connect Member to get access to our exclusive online forum, LIVE webinars with medical experts, and the entire ScreenStrong library of videos, audio clips, interviews, e-books, handouts, and more!

    Our ScreenStrong Lifestyle Courses are also NOW AVAILABLE!

    Production Team:
    Host—Melanie Hempe Producer & Audio Editor—Olivia Kernekin

    • 47 min
    Why Parents Cave to Screen Pressure From Their Kids (#127)

    Why Parents Cave to Screen Pressure From Their Kids (#127)

    Using examples from conversations with parents from her workshops, Melanie Hempe walks through 10 reasons parents cave when it comes to their children's screen use.
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    Please subscribe, rate, and share this podcast to help spread the word. Stay Strong!

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    Our ScreenStrong Lifestyle Courses are also NOW AVAILABLE!

    Production Team:
    Host—Melanie Hempe Producer & Audio Editor—Olivia Kernekin

    • 36 min
    Psychiatrist Says: "Take Advantage of Car Time With Teens" (#126)

    Psychiatrist Says: "Take Advantage of Car Time With Teens" (#126)

    Dr. Adriana Stacey joins Melanie to discuss the importance of a "phone-free car." Together they make some compelling arguments for not allowing teens to drive with smartphones and for parents to be intentional with their teens. They also give some anecdotes on why leaving the smartphone at home might be the best option.
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    Please subscribe, rate, and share this podcast to help spread the word. Stay Strong!

    Become a Connect Member to get access to our exclusive online forum, LIVE webinars with medical experts, and the entire ScreenStrong library of videos, audio clips, interviews, e-books, handouts, and more!

    Our ScreenStrong Lifestyle Courses are also NOW AVAILABLE!

    Production Team:
    Host—Melanie Hempe Producer & Audio Editor—Olivia Kernekin

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

trickyjasa ,

So grateful I found ScreenStrong!!

My kids are 13 and 10, and I’m so grateful to be learning how to fix mistakes I made with my oldest and prevent them with my youngest. Planning to do the detox and praying the screen battle stress can be a thing of the past for our family. I miss my kids and hope this is the cure to strengthen our family unit. Thank you, Melanie!!

parent to boys ,

A must listen

If you are concerned about screen time at all, you’ll find the information on this podcast highly valuable if not life changing. It changed how I talk to my kids about Screen Time, ho we use screens in our home and the encouragement you receive from Melanie while learning the science-based facts is invaluable!! if I could make every single one of my friends listen to the show, I would!

hdjdnwunejdjdjdn ,

BIG THANKS!!

Every episode is just gold. I am so glad I found you Screen strong 💕💕💕

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