Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

Month: February 2014

No Apps Before Naps and 4 Other No-Go Tech Times

Feb 25, 2014
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I recently walked into a preschool just around nap-time. And it was bedlam. Crazy, noisy kind of bedlam. Now I know, as a former teacher, that there are some days when this just happens. Maybe it’s the wind. Maybe it’s excitement about a special visitor. Sometimes it’s just one of those days. After a brief […]

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Techno-Shaming: Why it Needs to Stop

Feb 18, 2014
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I’m sure you’ve experienced ‘techno-shaming’. It’s the roll of the eyes from someone in a cafe when you allow your toddler to use your smartphone. It’s the off-the-cuff comment from an older lady,”Back in my day…” Yes, ask any parent navigating this digital terrain and chances are that they have experienced what I am calling ‘techno-shame’. That […]

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How to Choose the Right Apps for Young Children

Feb 9, 2014
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I downloaded an app for Taj (3.5 years old) the other day. It was a dinosaur app. He LOVES dinosaurs. The app contained talking dinosaurs, it correctly pronounced all of their names (in a fluent way that Mummy just cannot), it contained a jig-saw puzzle, a tonne of information about dinosaurs and lots of other […]

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