Molly DeFrank is a mom of six kids and she found a simple solution to the negative impact of too much screen time. She wrote a practical guide for parents: ‘Digital Detox: The Two-Week Tech Reset for Kids’ (Bethany House, April 2022).
Molly and her husband made the decision to detox their screen-obsessed kids, and the difference it made for their family was incredible. When the detox was over, her kids actually thanked her!
Kid on smartphone

28 May 2022, Berlin: A boy is lying on a bench playing an online game on his cell phone. Photo: Annette Riedl/dpa (Photo by Annette Riedl/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Kids are spending all day (some studies are showing the average at over eight hours a day) staring at screens and taking in an incomprehensible amount of messaging and media. Many parents want to fix this issue, but don’t want to banish the electronic babysitter. She gets it and she can help. Back to school is a perfect time for families to take a break and put tech in its right place.

In Digital Detox, Molly guides parents through the practical steps involved in detoxing kids of all ages, including how to manage through the initial fallout. The book provides parents with 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.
The book and plan are highly practical, not just philosophical, with worksheets, checklists, and more. She also offers readers long-term plans to overhaul their family’s reliance on screens. So, this is no short-term fix.
In Molly’s interview with Joel and Maryann, she talks about her amazing book which “transforms screen zombies into friendly, happy, grateful kids.”
Order your copy of “Digital Detox: The Two-Week Tech Reset for Kids” here
Check out Molly’s conversation with Joel and Maryann here…
Girl on smart phone facetime call

BONN, GERMANY – APRIL 15: In this photo illustration a girl is sitting on her bed and doing a facetime call on April 15, 2020 in Bonn, Germany. In times of Corona, social distance is required. (Photo by Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty Images)

Listen to Joel Katz and Maryann Morgan every weekday morning from 6:00 to 10:00 for everything you need to get your workday moving in the right direction.

Joel and Maryann keep you informed with news updates at the top of every hour, traffic and weather three times an hour, and Entertainment Updates at 6:10 and 8:10. Check out “What’s Trending” at 7:10 and “What Are You Talking About” at 9:10.

The winning starts at 6:45  with the “Impossible Question,” and continues at 7:20, 8:20 and 9:20

Joel and Maryann in the Morning on Magic 98.3

Sign me up for the Magic 98.3 email newsletter!

Be the first to know about our awesome ticket giveaways, the latest updates with your favorite artists, and more.

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.