Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

Month: June 2014

What I’ve Learnt About Technology & Life While Travelling…

Jun 25, 2014
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In the last couple of weeks I’ve done A LOT of travelling throughout Australia for work. It’s been busy, but great. [HUGE thanks to my amazing support crew, aka my incredible husband and family, who’ve helped with meals, baby-sitting and facilitating a house move while I was away. I mean it when I say I […]

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Are Tablets Causing Speech Problems

Jun 19, 2014
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Are iPads causing speech problems for young children? Yes, if you believe a recent Sydney newspaper headline.   The article suggested that iPads were responsible for developmental speech impairments in Kindergarten children.   The article claimed that increasing numbers of children were starting school with speech delays and tablets and technology were blamed for the decline in these skills. […]

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What the Internet is Doing to Us

Jun 13, 2014
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I’m sitting here typing frantically in a café because I’ve finally got WiFi access.  Finally.  You see we’ve recently moved house (sigh) and I’ve been without Internet access for almost a week now. And I feel like I’ve lost my right arm.  I know that sounds melodramatic, but being without the Internet has really caused […]

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Skype Away

Jun 3, 2014
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There are few sounds in the world that are better than a baby giggling. And that hysterical baby giggle, coupled with the gummy smile… Well, it gets me every time. I melt.   And that’s how Billy, my now 7-month old, spent 20 minutes last week. Laughing hysterically with (and at) at Uncle Toddy.   […]

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