This one-hour seminar is designed to equip you to make healthy choices for your children’s screen use. It covers the brain science behind screen use during all developmental stages, from toddlers to teens. You’ll learn about the effects of video games, smartphone use, and social media as we present the latest research, medical facts, and the signs and symptoms of overuse.

Our Solution Workshops will equip you with the tools needed to use all forms of technology wisely and rid your home of screen conflicts. We will take you behind the scenes and show you how to make practical changes in your  day-to-day life in order to balance screen use at different ages. Individual workshop topics cover video games (VG), and smartphones & social media (SM).

Seminar & Workshop Calendar

Mar 30, 2017 – Morrison YMCA, Charlotte, NC 9:15 – 10:45 AM (Focus on Early Childhood Development) – Register Now (S)

Mar 30, 2017 – Weddington Christian Academy, Weddington, NC 6:30 PM – 8 PM – Register Now (S)

Apr 6, 2017 – OMNI Montessori School (Private Event)

  • Feb 28, 2017 – Davidson Day School, Davidson, NC  – Movie Screening of SCREENAGERS: Growing up in the Digital Age
  • Feb 24, 2017 – Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, NC 9:00 AM – 2:30 (Complete Series)
  • Jan 26, 2017 – Davidson Day School, Davidson, NC 8:30 – 10:00 AM (S+)
  • Jan 3, 2017 – Carmel Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC (Sponsored by MOPS) 7:00 – 8:00 PM (YS)
  • Nov. 7, 2016  – Charlotte Lab School, Uptown Charlotte, NC 6:00 – 8:00 PM (S)
  • Nov 2, 2016 –  Carolina Christian School, Locust, NC 6:30 – 8:30 PM (S)


NEW!  Charlotte Parent magazine invites Melanie Hempe to present important information regarding the Social Media lives of our children. Join us on Friday, March 3 from 11am-1:30pm at the Hilton Charlotte Center City for “Social Media and our Kids”.  This will be an informational luncheon focused on the impact social media is having on the psychological, emotional and social development of our children. She will discuss the brain science behind why your child is building a dependence on social media and the short and long term effects of early use. Melanie will address the right age to allow social media, how to balance use, and how to prevent social media anxiety and depression for teens.

FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 – 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

REGISTER HERE – As a FMM community member, use promo code: FMM5 for $5 off Registration

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