Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

Month: March 2013

Sleep in a Digital Age

Mar 27, 2013
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In a previous post about the essential building blocks for learning, we discussed why sleep is vital for a child’s brain development. Neuroscience is confirming what many parents have known for years: sleep is essential. It is not a luxury, but is instead a basic need. However, in today’s digitally-saturated world, many parents and teachers wonder if today’s […]

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Sleep: An Essential Building Block for Learning

Mar 27, 2013
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As adults we know how poorly we function when we don’t have enough sleep. (Remember those sleepless nights as a parent of a newborn baby and how you would have done anything for some much-needed shut-eye?). The same is true for babies and young children. Sleep is a vital building block in children’s development. It […]

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The Five Essential Building Blocks for Learning

Mar 18, 2013
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We now know more than ever about how babies and young children’s brains are built, thanks to advances in science research. What is interesting to note, is that these new insights are telling us that the way our grandparents parented is in fact the ideal model. It is called ‘ancestral’ parenting and it is simple. We […]

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Book Apps: Bad or Brilliant?

Mar 11, 2013
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A recent study revealed that 54% of US children aged 2 to 13years are reading e-books of some description (on iPads, iPhones, Kindles, Android tablets). It is likely that similar statistics would be found here in Australia too. As parents are increasingly using their iDevices with their children, we need to stop and consider what […]

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