Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

Month: July 2015

Boost your baby’s BQ – Dr Kristy Goodwin says baby’s brains need to see your face

Jul 30, 2015
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  How to boost your Baby’s Baby Quotient (BQTM), to promote optimal brain development and give your baby the best chance in life. Early Childhood Development Researcher and manduca ambassador, Dr. Kristy Goodwin, explains her top tips to maximize your baby’s BQ.  1.      Put away your smartphone – babies need laps not apps! Dr. Goodwin explains that many […]

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Response to 60 Minutes Episode: Toddler Tech Addition?

Jul 29, 2015
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The 60 Minutes episode called Screen Addicts has caused much concern amongst parents and early childhood educators. I’ve been inundated with parents of young children asking me to share my insights so I thought this blog post would answer some of your questions and help guide you in terms of how to manage children’s screen-time […]

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Why Kids’ Bedrooms Need To Be Tech-Free Zones

Jul 13, 2015
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Now this post certainly won’t make me popular with many parents and it certainly won’t be popular with kids, but it’s nonetheless important.   In this episode I discuss why it’s important for children’s bedrooms to be “tech-free” spaces. In an ideal world this means no gadgets in bedrooms at all.  No TV, iPads, gaming consoles.  Absolutely nothing. […]

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Why screen-time is NOT the most important thing ?

Jul 2, 2015
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  As a children’s technology, learning and development researcher one of the most common questions I’m asked relates to “screen-time”. It’s something we all grapple with as parents and educators too.   So in this post I discuss why the “how much screen-time” question is not as important, as two other questions. How much is […]

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