Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

Month: June 2015

Do Pre-Schoolers Really Need Literacy Apps?

Jun 18, 2015
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As busy parents we often hand over our smartphone or tablet to our preschooler while we scramble to make a phone call or cook dinner. We’ve often downloaded “educational apps” and figure that these are a better alternative to watching You Tube videos or playing “games” on the iPad. Right?   But are they really […]

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Screaming or Screening: Children’s Self-regulation in an Age of Screens

Jun 1, 2015
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It’s certainly very tempting to hand over an iPhone to a screaming toddler when every other trick, distraction and strategy has failed to calm them down, or ease their frustration. Many modern parents admit to using iPads and iPhones to avert a meltdown or tantrum.   But as a children’s technology and development expert (and a mum!) […]

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