Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

Month: December 2013

Capturing Magical Christmas Moments with an App

Dec 17, 2013
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If you are anything like me then the Christmas and holiday period means you’ll be taking lots of snaps with your smartphone camera or tablet. Christmas parties, end of year celebrations, Christmas Day snaps… and the list goes on and on. This year we have adopted the ‘Elf on the Shelf’ tradition at our house. […]

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Appy Christmas: How to ‘Gift’ Apps

Dec 9, 2013
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There is no doubt that many children will be hoping for an iPad or iPod Touch under the Christmas tree this year. Receiving a device with no apps is like receiving a battery-operated toy and not having any batteries in the house. Disaster! Time for tears. And this is the last thing you want on […]

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Three ‘Tantrum-Proof’ Ways to Get Kids to Switch off the TV

Dec 3, 2013
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Confession… my three year-old son watches TV. I know. Shock horror. Many people (incorrectly) assume that as a children’s media researcher I would ban TV viewing. Pfft!  If I did that we would never eat a meal, I would struggle to feed my newborn baby and my home office would be destroyed every time I […]

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