Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

Month: April 2014

Techno-glect: Please Put Your Phone Down

Apr 29, 2014
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Parental distraction with iPhones…This is the post you were never going to see. It’s the post that has been brewing for weeks. It’s been drafted, tweaked and re-written and then…shelved. I have resisted the urge to press ‘publish’. Why?   I know that it’s a controversial topic. I’m aware that this post will most likely […]

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No Tablets Before Bedtime

Apr 22, 2014
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Our fast-paced, always switched-on, pinging, beeping, digital world is causing sleep problems in children.   Teachers, parents and psychologists agree that children’s use of digital devices is more than likely to blame for this problem.   Teachers frequently bemoan the fact that children today are often tired. Yes, this may be attributed to the ‘hurried […]

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Why the Mummy Trolls Must Stop

Apr 4, 2014
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It appears that the mummy trolls have once again reared their heads in the Bonds Baby Search competition. When I read some of the comments on the Facebook page and on the competition website, I was completely gob-smacked. Shocked. Upset. Angered. So much so that I felt compelled to write this post (at 5am on […]

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Managing Screen Time for Kids Without Arguments

Apr 2, 2014
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Managing screen time for kids is hard. Really hard. Turning off the iPad can result in tantrums. Fist-clenching, hysterical tantrums, even from 10-year olds! Asking four-year olds to pass back your iPhone can sometimes lead to desperate pleas for, “…just one more app…puh-lease.” Or perhaps it’s just blatant refusal to turn off the device (even […]

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