Digital Detox: The Two-Week Tech Reset for Kids

Transform screen zombies into friendly, happy, grateful kids.

Mom of six Molly DeFrank was sick of screen-time meltdowns. (Sound familiar?) She wanted more for her family, so she pulled the plug, declaring a digital detox for her screen-addicted kids. The transformation blew her away: She got her sweet, happy kids back.

The detox was easier than she could have hoped, and the results were better than she could have dreamed. In just two weeks, her children were free from the grip of digital devices. Their moods shifted immediately, and their creativity exploded. They learned how to entertain themselves and enjoy life without screens. Her experiment led to a total tech overhaul that changed her family’s life. Her new book, Digital Detox: The Two-Week Tech Reset for Kids gives you insight into how she did it in just fourteen days, and how you can too.

After reading and loving her book, Tim chatted with Molly on Wake Up Right so you can flip the switch and get your kids back! Whether or not you have kids of your own, you’ll find this conversation practical, relevant, and applicable:

With millions of people now working and schooling from home, it’s an extraordinarily relevant and important issue that almost every one of us is struggling with at some level. Kids spend all day (some studies are showing the average at over eight hours per day) staring at screens and taking in an incomprehensible amount of messaging and media. In our busyness and seemingly without an alternative, many are afraid to address the issue or invest the effort it would take to step in and break these addictions that they may carry for decades.

But in Digital Detox, Molly not only talks through the practical steps involved in detoxing kids of all ages, but how to manage through the initial fallout. She offers plans and options to replace the screen time. And she shares sobering research regarding the epidemic of screen addictions and what it is doing to the brains and development of an entire generation of kids.

About Molly

Molly DeFrank is the founder of the online Digital Detox, where she helps free families from their addictions to devices. She has a degree in international relations and worked as a press aide for former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. These days, she is a stay-at-home mom and foster mom to six kids ages twelve and under. Follow Molly on Instagram for practical tips and insights >


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