About Us

Meet your guides, Dr. Jacqueline Nesi and Dr. Emily Weinstein

Psychologists and Founders of Tech Without Stress

Tech is like the wild west.

And trying to help your child navigate smartphones and social media is so hard. Setting healthy boundaries can feel like a losing battle. You want to keep them safe without losing their trust. On top of it all, you’re constantly hearing about the negative effects of tech – and you’re determined not to let that happen in your home. But it’s not going anywhere, so where in the world do you start?

You deserve to approach conversations about tech with confidence and guide your kids toward healthy tech habits that last. 

We’re Dr. Jacqueline Nesi and Dr. Emily Weinstein, psychologists, researchers, and moms who have studied the role of technology in kids’ mental health and development for over a decade. We’ve helped hundreds of families like yours have better relationships with tech. We want to do the same for you. Smartphones and social media are a reality of our world. You can feel confident knowing how to help your kid navigate them. Our evidence-based approach will help you set your kids up for success – from their first phone to when they leave home.

Jacqueline Nesi, PhD

Dr. Jacqueline Nesi is a clinical psychologist and professor at Brown University. Her research focuses on the role of technology in teens’ relationships and mental health, and on supporting parents raising kids in the digital age. Jackie has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and has provided therapy to hundreds of kids and families. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, and she has been featured in outlets like the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and NPR. She is also the author of the popular weekly newsletter Techno Sapiens.

Jackie earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is passionate about helping families navigate phones and social media, and is a proud mom to two young kids.

Emily Weinstein, EdD

Dr. Emily Weinstein is an adolescent psychologist who has spent her career studying the ways today’s technologies are shaping and reshaping teens’ lives. She regularly works with schools and families to support kids as they grow up with smartphones and social media. Emily is a researcher at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she leads initiatives focused on youth, technology, digital well-being alongside her longtime colleague, Dr. Carrie James. Their work - and book, Behind Their Screens: What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing) - has been featured in outlets such as TIME Magazine, NPR, TechCrunch, the Washington Post, and the TODAY show.

Emily earned her doctoral degree in Human Development and Education and her master's degree Prevention Science and Practice, both from Harvard. She is also a proud graduate of Cornell and a parent. Her toddler does not have a TikTok (yet).
The views and opinions expressed by Tech Without Stress are solely those of Dr. Jacqueline Nesi and Dr. Emily Weinstein, and do not necessarily represent the views of Brown University, Harvard University, or any other institutions with which they are affiliated. These institutions do not sponsor or endorse Tech Without Stress.  Read our full disclaimer here.

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I loved the mix of research-backed information and concrete steps and examples! The advice was realistic, balanced, and non-judgmental. Emily and Jackie are true experts when it comes to kids and tech, but they present things in a way that's relatable and accessible. A must for any parents of teens (and tweens)!
Denise S.

Technology isn't going away.

You and your kids deserve so much more than a life that’s disconnected and stressed behind a screen. With Tech Parenting 101, you can finally get an evidence-based roadmap to helping your kids navigate the tough stuff and build healthy tech habits that will last a lifetime.