Ep. 88 - Responsible Digital Interaction - Deniedra Fontenette

August 29, 2023

In this episode, we welcome Deniedra Fontenette M.S., CCC-SLP to the show to talk about responsible digital interaction for children. We discuss the impact of screens on a child’s development, the importance of boredom, social media, and more!

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (1:30) Dee’s Background
  • (14:46) Disciplining Children & Screens
  • (26:20) The Importance of Boredom
  • (30:17) Typical Client Population
  • (34:50) Unplug to Connect Program
  • (49:32) Algorithms & Screen Limits
  • (54:07) What Parents Should Know About Social Media
  • (59:20) Resources


Deniedra is a speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience working with children and adults with communication disorders. She has worked in private practice, school, home health, and rehabilitation settings.

She helps busy, concerned, ambitious parents who are overwhelmed with parenting in the digital age fight through the distraction and the noise of their days and teaches them to set digital boundaries for greater connection with their children.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiritspeechconsulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/@spiritspeechconsulting

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/intentionallyconnectedparenting

Website: https://www.spiritspeech.com

About the Show

Host - Jennifer Martin

Producer - Jonathan Cary
Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay 

Music - Aidan Dykes
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