ScreenStrong Families

A Smartphone-Free Adolescence: Melissa’s Story (#172)

November 08, 2023 Melanie Hempe
ScreenStrong Families
A Smartphone-Free Adolescence: Melissa’s Story (#172)
Show Notes

Today, Melanie has a very special guest—her daughter, Melissa! In this episode, we will hear how Melissa feels about growing up without social media or a smartphone. They discuss an overview of teen brain science, what makes social media irresistible for teens, the risks for teen girls, and end with some practical tips for parents. You will enjoy the candid nature of this conversation and will be inspired to make some changes in your home!

Recommended Reading: "Can Your Teen Survive and Thrive Without a Smartphone?"—found on Amazon and Connect Plus.

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Production Team:

  • Host—Melanie Hempe
  • Producer & Audio Editor—Olivia Kernekin