Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

digital wellbeing

Why Your Kids Might be Experiencing a Digital Hangover

Jun 15, 2020
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Have your kids/teens recently transitioned back to school after months of remote learning at home? They were probably spending more time than ever plugged-in and on devices during the home isolation period (I know my kids were). Their digital devices became their portal for leisure and learning: they used devices to complete school work, connect […]

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Why it’s hard for kids & teens to focus online

May 19, 2020
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The global health pandemic forced many students into remote, online learning. Whilst many students initially rejoiced at the idea of learning at home on their devices (sometimes in their PJs), they soon discovered that online learning was both exhausting and very different to learning at school, in-person. One of the chief things students have struggled […]

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Afraid to log off?

May 19, 2020
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Afriad to log off_Dr Kristy Goodwin

In recent weeks, as I’ve delivered virtual masterclasses with employees and teams who are navigating the new terrain of #wfh, I’ve heard many guilty confessions that people are afraid to log off.  Executives who are worried about not replying to emails late at night or over the weekend and team members who are nervous to […]

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Your brain on notifications

May 1, 2020
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You open your laptop, coffee in hand and have a clear list of To Do items mapped out in front of you. You have the best of intentions to make today as productive as possible. Then ping, beep, buzz! Your attention is thwarted from the important tasks you’d prioritised and it’s now distracted by the […]

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Why your kids are exhausted after online learning 

May 1, 2020
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I’ve had the privilege of helping a number of schools adjust to online learning in recent weeks*. I’m in awe of the rapid transformation many schools have undergone as they attempt to shift their teaching approaches. It is a remarkable feat! You see teaching online is not simply a matter of ‘digitalising’ your existing teaching […]

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How to handle Zoom fatigue

Apr 21, 2020
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Like many of us, I’ve spent hours over the last few weeks on Zoom calls. There have been plenty of work Zoom calls, the delivery of virtual masterclasses via Zoom, plus Facetime calls with friends (and kids’ friends) and Houseparty and Skype calls with family. At first, there was a  novelty associated with connecting with […]

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Two simple strategies to eliminate email stress

Apr 5, 2020
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“My inbox is a disaster.” “I cannot get on top of my emails and I’m worried what my supervisor and clients will think.”  “I’m replying to emails at all kinds of crazy hours and I worry that makes me look inefficient and inept.” These are just some of the concerns I’ve heard from employees, entrepreneurs, […]

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Is Email Making You Dumb?

Feb 11, 2020
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Many of us feel constantly tethered to our inboxes. We check email often whilst still in bed, between meetings, on the commute to and from work, at our kids’ sports training and often we do one last sweep of our inboxes before bed. Some of us even check our inboxes in the bathroom- referred to […]

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So you want to unplug this Christmas?

Dec 15, 2019
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Many of us dream about closing the lid on our laptop, turning on our auto-responder, slipping on our boardies or bikini and strolling into summer holidays to take a break from our devices. Some of us dream of WiFi-free locations, or Christmas Day spent free from our kids’ techno-tantrums (we can dream, right?).  Taking a […]

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