Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

Month: August 2014

Appy Kids, Appy Parents Workshop Wrap Up

Aug 27, 2014
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The first Appy Kids, Appy Parents Workshop was held on Saturday 23 August at the gorgeous South Curl Curl Surf Lifesaving Club, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.  A group of parents and their enthusiastic pre-schoolers attended the workshop to learn more about healthy, safe and even educational ways to use iPads. I decided to offer the workshop […]

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Too Much Tech for Tots?

Aug 20, 2014
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As I flicked through the latest toy catalogue today I was overwhelmed with just how many techno-toys and battery-operated devices and gadgets are now available for babies and toddlers.   Yep, we now have teddy bears with mobile phones attached to their paws and pretend tablet devices for babies. Tablets for babies…whaaaaat?   And if that […]

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Permission to Post: Is it Okay to Post Pictures of Little ones Online?

Aug 13, 2014
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Posting pictures of kids online.  It’s a contentious topic and one that most parents have strong opinions on.  Trust me when I say it’s controversial. Of all the topics that divide parents in the workshops I deliver, this is definitely one of them.   I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Parenting is […]

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Will Mozart Make My Child Smarter?

Aug 5, 2014
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As parents we want to provide the best start for our children.  So it’s little wonder that when we’re told that playing Mozart to our little ones will make them smarter, that we rush off to purchase Mozart CDs (and lots of them).   There’s a whole baby-Einstein make-your-child-smarter industry that claims that particular products (DVDs, […]

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