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Digital Detox

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Molly DeFrank has done an excellent job on a tricky topic. Most parents truly do break out in a cold sweat when they think about detoxing their kids from screens. And yet, we all notice the way our kids become “tech monsters” very quickly. As a teacher, parent and christian, I applaud Molly for her hilarious writing, rich in practical advice and full of current research and evidence. If you have been thinking of detoxing yourself, your kids, your class or your family, this is the perfect impetus. Kids truly do spell love “TIME” and “ATTENTION.” Digital detox is a book that will give back to your family in dividends. It will remain on my personal bookshelf and will be referred too again. I highly recommend.
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I really liked this book and think the topic is especially relevant after the past two years.  I like that there is a certain amount of faith injected in the book, but faith is not required to get a lot out of this book.  The one disappointment I had in this book is this seems to be a better book with suggestions for larger families.  As a parent of an only child (not by choice), I would have appreciated more suggestions for people in a similar family situation.  Overall well written, helpful tips and anecdotes.
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There are some pretty good tips in here about limiting technology with your kids. I'll be using some of them for sure.
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some good tips for raising kids and a digital world! Some of this will stick with me as I raise my kids
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Molly shares her plan for a two week technology detox for kids. All of my children are under 8 and they do not have any personal technology but I did still find it helpful as I think through screens for my children. Screens are everywhere and if we do not have a plan it can become overwhelming.
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“I wake up in cold sweats every so often thinking, what did we bring to the world? . . . Did we really bring a nuclear bomb with information that can . . . blow up people’s brains and reprogram them?” Tony Fadell, senior vice president, Apple
Digital Detox The Two-Week Tech Reset for Kids by Molly DeFrank is an encouraging, serious look at doing a digital detox for the whole family. She shared her experiences and created a long-term plan. 
Anyone else ready to put down there phones? Tablets? Play outside? Read some great books? 
The author makes that argument about screen time effects with dopamine and sleep patterns. Adults need to be the model for success. 
I’m not going to lie, this book felt stressful. With prayer and a strong support group I can see this happening. My hope is that we’re all going to move in this direction. 
I highly recommend if your serious about detoxing your family. 
The author created lot of helpful scenarios and guides you through the process. Shes a person who has successfully approached this issue. 
Thanks Bethany House Publishers via NetGalley.
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This is an excellent book for families! One of the best parenting books I've read. 
I wish I would have read this before introducing any technology into our home. Highly recommend to all parents!
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Great resource, with plenty of reflection, research and strategies to implement. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book
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As expected, this book was extremely convicting. However, the author was not condemning but understanding and encouragement. While she provided facts and research, the book offered far more tried and true recommendations. The myth busters were especially helpful as well. Now, it’s detox time for the family!
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What a wonderful book! Molly shows parents how simple and effective changing the digital environment in your home can be. The author gives practical tips and advice as a mother on how to monitor and take control of the digital overload that has been happening to our children. She also shows the research to back up how the technology is affecting our children  from doctors and psychologists. I really enjoyed this book, it encourages me to be more mindful of how much technology I allow my children to be exposed to .
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Just what I needed to hear 
This was an excellently written book. Full of wisdom, truth and encouragements for parents and educators alike. I have never been more convinced of our need to minimalism  some of the screen use in our home. I’m grateful for the information on why I need to get tech back in its place and especially for all the tricks on how to do it. It might have felt like stepping off of a cliff if I were to detox my kids without the aid of this book. 
If you need help detoxing your kids, need the information on how to do it well, or just need some basic encouragement on why you are the perfect parent for your child to train up in the ways of the Lord and find their God given strengths, then this book is for you!
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I recently got rid of my tv and this book really spoke to me. Reaffirming all the things I had noticed from getting rid of screen time for my kids. They get along so much better, play together and even go outside and do more things for themselves. Now I just gotta work on my own screen time. I just enjoy reading on my Kindle too much.
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This book is aimed at families who want to reduce the amount of digital usage by their children.  It is a good guide to the problems with too much digital usage by kids.  The author suggests a two week elimination of all media and then selected additions for children. This would be a useful book for parents who know they need to make changes and needed a guide.
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Great books for kids, especially with all the addiction going on with technology. I also feel like adults can get something out of this book as well.
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A step-by-step guide to a digital detox, packed with the science to build your WHY. The combination of guidance, science, and strategy, paired with stories of success and slips, make this a wonderful resource. I haven’t taken our kids off screens cold turkey yet, but I have implemented a few things, and plan to do more in the near future.

This was an easy read, and encouraging. 

I received a copy of this book from #netgalley. I chose to review it here, all thoughts are my own.
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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Digital Detox by Molly DeFrank is a self-help guide for parents who are tired of meltdowns over screen-time.  According to the description, "she pulled the plug, declaring a digital detox for her kids. The transformation blew her away: She got her sweet, happy kids back."  It sounds like a dream come true.  Can other parents follow the steps and do a digital detox with their children?

Overall, Digital Detox is an interesting self-help guide that would be the perfect gift for the tired mom or dad in your life.  Although I don't have children myself, I totally understand the destructive nature of nonstop screen time, and I was very interested in the strategies that the author used to eliminate screentime from her children's lives.  I found the book to be to-the-point and easy-to-understand.  If you're intrigued by the description, I highly recommend that you check out this book when it comes out in April!
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Digital Detox by Molly DeFrank is the book parents need in this digital age. Full of practical wisdom, this will give you the courage and incentive to take media away from your family in order to help them reset and find the best way to use media in the future. I think this book is beautifully written and full of hope. Great read. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.
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We are a very screen-centered family (phones, video games, movies, etc…). However, we also prioritize family time and have clear boundaries/limits on screen time. Not all screen time is bad or harmful, but our dependence on it is. The thought of going cold turkey and unplugging our devices for 2 weeks didn’t appeal to me. I justified why we wouldn’t or couldn’t do it, and then I realized that’s exactly why we needed a digital detox. I was afraid that having teenagers would make the challenge harder (we’re too late!), but it’s more important than ever to teach them how to live without the crutch of a screen. Molly lays out her easy-to-follow plan and provides helpful tips to thrive during the 14 days. I haven’t implemented the detox yet, but I am excited and encouraged now to do just that.
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This is a must-have resource! It is full of great strategies, advice, and easy to implement ideas. I'm excited to try the plethora of ideas out with my children. This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
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Digital detox is a great read to get a grasp on the effects our digital world has on our kids short and long term. Great suggestions on detoxing and its benefits for our families. I recommend this as a great read and insight.
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