‘My Kids Were Acting Like Demogorgons’ — How One Mom’s ‘Screen Detox’ Changed Everything

We’ve seen the warnings, and as parents, most of us are aware of the effects that technology and screen time have on our kids. Higher risks of anxiety and depression are just a few among the list of risks that come along with allowing a phone or a tablet to entertain kids throughout the day.

For Molly DeFrank, it wasn’t necessarily the AAP warnings or the plethora of studies that led to a technology overhaul, (though she was aware of them), but the sheer loss of childhood.

“One day when I got home after running errands, my kindergartener greeted me at the door with, ‘Can I play on your phone?’ DeFrank wrote on her blog. “Nope. That was the last straw. My husband and I decided that we needed a course correction”

In a now-viral Facebook post, the mother of five shared a glimpse into what a screen detox has done for her family.

“We did not stage this photo,” she wrote, sharing a picture of her kids and husband reading books in bed.

We did not stage this photo.

Months ago we removed screen time from our kids. Why? Because my precious babies were…

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of foreverymom.com. An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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