Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

Emily Cherkin

Emily Cherkin, M.Ed., The Screentime Consultant, takes a tech-intentional™ approach to addressing screentime challenges. Emily spent twelve years teaching middle school in Seattle, WA, where she watched the rise of both social media among students and technology use in schools. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the BBC, NPR, “The Today Show” (twice), “Good Morning, America,” Australia’s “Weekend Today,” and numerous parenting websites, blogs, and podcasts. Chuck Norris has quoted her. As a parent to a tween and a teen, Emily understands the real-life challenges of parenting in the digital age. Her book, The Screentime Solution: A Judgment-Free Guide to Becoming a Tech-Intentional Parent, is available January 9, 2024 and is available for pre-order on Amazon. Please visit to learn more.