Cynthia Johnson is the founding director of the Venture Program at Bellevue College in Washington. She is also the co-author of "Breaking the Trance". Breaking the trance is an easy-to-follow guide that will help parents understand recreational screen media use at home. Recreational screen media use is quickly replacing family time, by no fault of parents. They are doing the best they can based on the information available to them, which claims nothing can be done to stop their children's screen dependence. Parents seeking change need a new framework for action. Breaking the Trance does not blame parents nor vilifies technology, but it does give parents clear and effective strategies to implement immediately. The results will restore a sense of care and connection within the family. Cynthia's work has been featured by National Public Radio, the Chicago Tribune, Inside Higher Education, University Business Magazine, the Seattle Times, and KIRO 7.