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FOR PARENTS

A Tech-Intentional™ approach to fit your family’s unique values

The results of my surveys often surprise parents: Other parents struggle with screentime boundaries just as much as we do?

Yes!

If you feel overwhelmed or confused, you’re not alone. If you’ve tried different rules that don’t stick, you’re not alone. If your tween rolls their eyes or your toddler melts down any time you suggest screentime should be over, you’re not alone. If you struggle to manage your own phone use, you’re not alone.

I take a unique approach to helping families build a tech-intentional home aligned with your family’s values and appetite for change. We can do this!

emily and sylvie baking together in kitchen

FOR PARENTS

A Tech-Intentional™ approach to fit your family’s unique values

The results of my surveys often surprise parents: Other parents struggle with screentime boundaries just as much as we do?

Yes!

If you feel overwhelmed or confused, you’re not alone. If you’ve tried different rules that don’t stick, you’re not alone. If your tween rolls their eyes or your toddler melts down any time you suggest screentime should be over, you’re not alone. If you struggle to manage your own phone use, you’re not alone.

I take a unique approach to helping families build a tech-intentional home aligned with your family’s values and appetite for change. We can do this!

emily and sylvie baking together in kitchen

FOR PARENTS

A Tech-Intentional™ approach to fit your family’s unique values

The results of my surveys often surprise parents: Other parents struggle with screentime boundaries just as much as we do?

Yes!

If you feel overwhelmed or confused, you’re not alone. If you’ve tried different rules that don’t stick, you’re not alone. If your tween rolls their eyes or your toddler melts down any time you suggest screentime should be over, you’re not alone. If you struggle to manage your own phone use, you’re not alone.

I take a unique approach to helping families build a tech-intentional home aligned with your family’s values and appetite for change. We can do this!

emily and sylvie baking together in kitchen
  • “I cannot rave enough about the life-changing nature of working with Emily Cherkin, The Screentime Consultant… One-on-one coaching was well worth the investment, because we customized a way forward that worked for our unique family dynamic.”

    Kathy C.

    Mother of Dual Household Children

  • "Emily has helped me look at how I approach tech and parenting… I am grateful for her support and helping my family focus on our values while we become tech-intentional. I highly recommend working with her.”

    Ezra B.

    Father of Two

  • “I was feeling completely defeated by the way that screentime was taking over my kids' lives. Working with Emily gave me a roadmap and the tools I needed to reduce the role of screens in our family life, while deepening connection with my children.”

    Darryl H.

    Father

  • "Working with Emily has been such a joy… With her help, we are doing the real work of building a relationship with our daughter outside of screens."

    Janette M.

    Mother

  • "Emily’s researched and thoughtful approach to our family’s screen use let us understand our children’s perspective and helped them understand the rationale behind our screentime limitations.”

    Lydia R.

    Mother of Four

  • “I cannot rave enough about the life-changing nature of working with Emily Cherkin, The Screentime Consultant… One-on-one coaching was well worth the investment, because we customized a way forward that worked for our unique family dynamic.”

    Kathy C.

    Mother of Dual Household Children

  • "Emily has helped me look at how I approach tech and parenting… I am grateful for her support and helping my family focus on our values while we become tech-intentional. I highly recommend working with her.”

    Ezra B.

    Father of Two

  • “I was feeling completely defeated by the way that screentime was taking over my kids' lives. Working with Emily gave me a roadmap and the tools I needed to reduce the role of screens in our family life, while deepening connection with my children.”

    Darryl H.

    Father

  • "Working with Emily has been such a joy… With her help, we are doing the real work of building a relationship with our daughter outside of screens."

    Janette M.

    Mother

  • "Emily’s researched and thoughtful approach to our family’s screen use let us understand our children’s perspective and helped them understand the rationale behind our screentime limitations.”

    Lydia R.

    Mother of Four

What does it mean to be Tech-Intentional™?

Being tech-intentional means actively choosing how your family or community uses technology based on your values and what research shows is best for children.

What does it mean to be Tech-Intentional™?

Being Tech-Intentional™ means using screen-based technology that enhances, nurtures, and supports your family and your community in ways that align with your values.


Being Tech-Intentional means resisting, delaying, and limiting screen use that interferes with healthy mental, physical, cognitive, and emotional development.


Being Tech-Intentional means putting relationships before screens.

What does it mean to be Tech-Intentional™?

Being Tech-Intentional™ means using screen-based technology that enhances, nurtures, and supports your family and your community in ways that align with your values.


Being Tech-Intentional means resisting, delaying, and limiting screen use that interferes with healthy mental, physical, cognitive, and emotional development.


Being Tech-Intentional means putting relationships before screens.

What you get with 1:1 Coaching

What you get with 1:1 Coaching

8 (eight) 60-minute 1:1 virtual coaching sessions


  • Customized parenting and screentime support rooted in your family’s values


  • Focus on executive function skills and the impact of screentime on development


  • Help understanding why persuasive design creates conflict around screentime


  • Establishing realistic screentime goals and limits-- before parental controls


  • The importance of parental modeling (mentoring vs. monitoring)


  • Research-backed recommendations about smart devices and social media


  • Practical and realistic strategies for Tech-Intentional™ parenting

8 (eight) 60-minute 1:1 virtual coaching sessions


  • Customized parenting and screentime support rooted in your family’s values


  • Focus on executive function skills and the impact of screentime on development


  • Help understanding why persuasive design creates conflict around screentime


  • Establishing realistic screentime goals and limits-- before parental controls


  • The importance of parental modeling (mentoring vs. monitoring)


  • Research-backed recommendations about smart devices and social media


  • Practical and realistic strategies for Tech-Intentional™ parenting

8 (eight) 60-minute 1:1 virtual coaching sessions


  • Customized parenting and screentime support rooted in your family’s values


  • Focus on executive function skills and the impact of screentime on development


  • Help understanding why persuasive design creates conflict around screentime


  • Establishing realistic screentime goals and limits-- before parental controls


  • The importance of parental modeling (mentoring vs. monitoring)


  • Research-backed recommendations about smart devices and social media


  • Practical and realistic strategies for Tech-Intentional™ parenting

Investment: $4000

Investment: $4000

Are you a PTA Representative or a member of a parenting group/organization?

Are you a PTA Representative or a member of a parenting group/organization?

Emily also offers workshop-style presentations, in-person presentations, and survey-based insights about your community that are ideal for larger groups.

Emily also offers workshop-style presentations, in-person presentations, and survey-based insights about your community that are ideal for larger groups.

Why work with Emily?

My mission is to empower parents to better understand and balance family screentime by building a Tech-Intentional™ movement.

Relationships

Before we can change anything else, we have to start with relationships. Relationships before screens, always.

Research

There is a lot of tech-funded "research" about the benefits of technology. My recommendations are rooted in the science of childhood development from independent researchers.

Balance

It’s not practical to ban technology. It is critical to find a sustainable balance that keeps our children safe and reinforces our core values.

Courage

I believe deeply in what I teach. It's why I am not afraid to speak up and fight for what is best for children, not companies.

Why work with Emily?

My mission is to empower parents to better understand and balance family screentime by building a Tech-Intentional™ movement.

Relationships

Before we can change anything else, we have to start with relationships. Relationships before screens, always.

Research

There is a lot of tech-funded "research" about the benefits of technology.

My recommendations are rooted in the science of childhood development from independent researchers.

Balance

It’s not practical to ban technology. It is critical to find a sustainable balance that keeps our children safe and reinforces our core values.

Courage

I believe deeply in what I teach. It's why I am not afraid to speak up and fight for what is best for children, not companies.

Why work with Emily?

My mission is to empower parents to better understand and balance family screentime by building a Tech-Intentional™ movement.

Relationships

Before we can change anything else, we have to start with relationships. Relationships before screens, always.

Research

There is a lot of tech-funded "research" about the benefits of technology. My recommendations are rooted in the science of childhood development from independent researchers.

Balance

It’s not practical to ban technology. It is critical to find a sustainable balance that keeps our children safe and reinforces our core values.

Courage

I believe deeply in what I teach. It's why I am not afraid to speak up and fight for what is best for children, not companies.

Schedule a 15-Minute Consult

Schedule a 15-Minute Consult

Your time is valuable - as is Emily’s! After discovering that free meetings resulted in a prohibitive no-show rate, we charge $50 for the introduction call. If you’d like to ask Emily a question, check out her FAQs first.

Not ready for coaching? Get the judgment-free guide for parents in the digital age.

In The Screentime Solution, Emily teaches parents to become “tech-intentional”: using screen-based technologies to enhance, nurture, and align with family values while avoiding, delaying, or limiting screentime that interferes with healthy mental, physical, cognitive, and emotional development.

With humor, empathy, and experience, Emily invites parents to:

  • become tech-intentional, without feeling judged, shamed, or blamed;

  • implement her research-supported, developmentally appropriate tools to find screentime balance; and

  • build a movement around tech-intentionality (this is good for everyone―children and adults alike).


The Screentime Solution will remain useful even as technology changes because being tech-intentional is an approach that can―and should―remain a constant.

The Screentime Solution Front Cover
The Screentime Solution Front Cover

Are you ready to be Tech-Intentional™?

Click below to contact Emily and see if Tech-Intentional™ parenting is right for your family.

Are you ready to be Tech-Intentional™?

Click below to contact Emily and see if Tech-Intentional™ parenting is right for your family.

Are you ready to be Tech-Intentional™?

Click below to contact Emily and see if Tech-Intentional™ parenting is right for your family.

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Emily Cherkin’s mission is to empower parents to better understand and balance family screentime by building a Tech-Intentional™ movement.

Copyright © 2024 The Screentime Consultant, LLC | All Rights Reserved. | Tech-Intentional™

and The Screentime Consultant, LLC™ are registered trademarks.

The Screentime Consultant Logo Footer image

Emily Cherkin’s mission is to empower parents to better understand and balance family screentime by building a Tech-Intentional™ movement.

Copyright © 2024 The Screentime Consultant, LLC | All Rights Reserved. | Tech-Intentional™

and The Screentime Consultant, LLC™

are registered trademarks.

The Screentime Consultant Logo Footer image

Emily Cherkin’s mission is to empower parents to better understand and balance family screentime by building a Tech-Intentional™ movement.

Copyright © 2024 The Screentime Consultant, LLC | All Rights Reserved. | Tech-Intentional™

and The Screentime Consultant, LLC™ are registered trademarks.