Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

Healthy habits

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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Lower the bar- why it’s okay to ditch your screen-time rules right now

Mar 31, 2020
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Parents, please lower the bar and release the pressure valve when it comes to adhering to strict screen-time limits during the Coronavirus lockdown period. Trying to stick to your pre-Corona screen-time rules, while we’re all bunkered down at home, will only add to already-elevated stress levels. For most of us, we’re experiencing uncharted waters. Stress […]

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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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Are smartphones and social media to blame for teen mental health crisis?

Feb 11, 2020
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Young people are facing a mental health crisis, both here in Australia and internationally. There’s a concerning increase in the rates of mental health issues amongst young people and the finger is often pointed at technology, particularly social media and smartphones, which are contributing factors. But is technology to blame? The dominant, alarmist narrative suggests […]

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Simple ways to minimise distractions in your open plan office

Dec 12, 2019
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Many contemporary offices have adopted open plan office designs. These layouts can be a hotbed of disruptions and frustrations which impact on your productivity and wellbeing too. Research is now showing that open formats can result in a decline in productivity and don’t deliver on the promise to support collaboration. However, we’re unlikely to see […]

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The problem with social scrolling at work – and it’s not what you think

Aug 29, 2019
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Have you ever noticed you reach for your smartphone and start scrolling through LinkedIn, (or social media apps, or news websites) when you hit a ‘stuck point’ on a challenging task at work?  Some professionals are calling social media the 21st Century cigarette break. So why do we succumb to the social scroll (and other […]

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Simple Solutions to Stop Screens Sabotaging Sleep

Jun 22, 2019
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Sleep is vital for kids’ and teens’ optimal health, wellbeing, learning and development. They need both good quality sleep and an adequate amount of sleep. Yet research tells us that many kids and teens aren’t getting a sufficient amount of sleep and/or good quality of sleep. And of the chief reasons why (but certainly not […]

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Why is my child obsessed with YouTube?

May 21, 2019
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YouTube and YouTube Kids have now replaced TV as the chief source of entertainment for both kids and teens. This media juggernaut (which has over 300 videos uploaded to its platform every single minute!) has kids of all ages flocking to it and it has left many parents confused and concerned about its appeal and […]

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Five Simple Ways to Protect our Digital Health

Jul 12, 2018
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Employees and executives are spending more and more time plugged into our digital devices. We rely on technology for our work (and play too). This increased time spent with technology is having a significant and cumulative impact on our physical health (and also our mental health too). We’re only just starting to realise some of […]

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The Costs of Digital Distractions

Jul 12, 2018
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Today’s employees and executives are working in a world where they’re experiencing constant digital distractions. Email alerts, phone notifications, auto-play videos, phone calls and messages 24/7, curated social media feeds and targeted ads are just some of the many ways that they’re being digitally bombarded. Our digital dependence and habits are changing our attention, compromising our […]

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