Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

Month: November 2014

Why Modern Parenting is Hard

Nov 26, 2014
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Being a modern parent is hard.  Really hard.   Not only do we have to contend with the usual parenting conundrums (how to deal with potty-training, tantrums and defiant behavior), but we’ve now added another layer of complexity: technology!   Today’s children are leading “digitalised childhoods”.   Our kids are growing up in a digitally-saturated […]

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Digital Babies

Nov 21, 2014
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There’s no doubt that today’s children are born into a digital world.   Children now experience ‘digitalised childhoods’.   What about very young babies- is this digital immersion appropriate? What impact is this ‘digital dunking’ having on their very plastic brain? As a Mum, about to have another baby in a couple of months and also […]

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Worried About Your Child’s WiFi Exposure?

Nov 20, 2014
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Everywhere we look these days there are signs announcing “Free WiFi”.  In cafes, restaurants, hotels, airports and even department stores.   It’s everywhere.  And this got me thinking. What’s the impact of this constant WiFi exposure?  Especially for our little ones?   I recently attended a seminar on Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) in Sydney. I heard […]

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Ditch Your “Techno-Guilt” With This Quick & Simple Tip

Nov 11, 2014
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Want to give up the twinges of guilt you feel when you hand over your smartphone, or flick on the TV for your little one? I’m going to show you how with one tip. The tip’s simple and effective. And best of all,  it usually takes less than one minute to do (in most instances). The […]

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The Best Apps for Toddlers

Nov 6, 2014
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As your toddler’s tiny fingers swipe, tap and pinch a smartphone or tablet screen, you simultaneously fill with pride and fear. This is the modern parents’ dilemma.   On one hand you are filled with pride because want your child to be a proficient technology user. There is no doubt that they will inherit a […]

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Why I Love DORA…and You Can Too

Nov 5, 2014
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Dora the Explorer is an iconic show in many households. Kids and parents love her. And my family is no exception. (Yes, I know it sometimes surprises people to discover that as a children’s technology expert I do allow my eldest child to watch TV. And no, I don’t feel guilty or concerned about this. Whatsoever.)   […]

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