Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

Month: December 2014

Please Minimise Your Child’s News Exposure

Dec 16, 2014
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The recent siege in Sydney is upsetting for adults, so we must be even more mindful of what our children are being exposed to directly or even indirectly through the media and also their peers. Here are my tips when there’s distressing world events reported in the news: 1. Even though it’s difficult to do, try to avoid exposing […]

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Why I’m Spending Less Time Behind a Screen This Summer

Dec 16, 2014
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The summer holidays are fast-approaching here in Australia. I’m thrilled to be spending these holidays opposite the beach. And I plan on spending lots of time there. Making special memories with my kids.   As I started to pack the beach bag the other day, I frantically searched for my phone.  When I couldn’t find it […]

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Why Audio Books Are Good for Kids

Dec 10, 2014
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//ADMISSION// When my 4 year-old son recently gave up his day-nap I was in a mild state of panic.  For 4 years (I know I know I shouldn’t complain because most kids don’t nap for that long) I was guaranteed 2-3 hours of work time each and every day when he’d have a nap. His nap-times […]

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The Best Book Apps of 2014

Dec 2, 2014
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The Christmas holiday period is fast-approaching (aghhh, sorry to remind you). Many parents will be looking for quality apps to entertain and educate children over the holiday period (not just apps that will keep them busy).   Whether it’s entertaining children on long-haul flights, or perhaps keeping their brains switched on over the long school […]

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