Olivia is a former sixth grade teacher and mother of six children. She serves on the DriveFaithHome.com leadership team and as a speaker for the HomePointe family ministry. Olivia has been a frequent guest on Focus on the Family, Family Life and other popular programs and co-hosts the It Starts At Home video curriculum. Olivia is author of Playstation Nation and The Minivan Years and co-creator of many other resources for parents.
Workshops from Olivia Bruner (may vary by event location)
Protect Your Child from Video Game Addiction.
A deep dive into the brain science behind video game dependency, persuasive design, typical warning signs, common mistakes parents make, and how to reclaim your child from the toxic world of video games.
Will Your Child Survive Without a Smartphone?
A deep dive into the brain science and mental health issues behind social media, the dangers of the “endless scroll,” warning signs of overuse, common parental mistakes, and practical tips to remove your child from the toxic world of smartphones and social media.
Kids’ Brains & Screens
Our Kids’ Brains & Screens Seminar covers the science behind healthy brain development, effects of screens on the developing brain, and symptoms of screen overuse. From toddler to teen, you will look into your child’s world of video games, social media and smartphones. This seminar is designed for parents who have kids with problematic screen use. We will go behind the scenes and show you how to make practical changes in your day-to-day life in order to balance screen use for children of all ages. Learn to manage screens wisely and reduce the screen conflict in your home. From video games to social media, you will learn how to free your children from screen addiction and start getting your kids back.