The Modern Parent

As an educator, counsellor, speaker, writer and mother to 5, my blog is a merging of the professional and personal experiences to help give parents understanding, strategy and confidence to face the challenges of the modern world.

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The positive role of social media for young people

Lets talk about the positive role of social media for young people. Allowing our children to engage in social media can be great for their […]

A Smartfeed to find great apps, movies & media for kids

Finding good content for our kids to watch and appropriate games for them to play is an ongoing challenge for many parents. I am always […]

How do I control my child’s screentime?

How do I control my child’s screentime? How much screentime should my child be allowed? How much is too much? How do I stop them […]

What skills are devices really teaching kids in the classroom?

Can devices in the classroom really be worth the effort and the risk? What are the skills they are actually gaining from all that swiping? […]

Best family apps from the Modern Parent

How do you find the best family apps to suit all the different ages and stages of household members? There are a gazillion apps out […]

How do I know if my child is ready for social media?

So your child is badgering you for an Instagram account? Eager to get snapping on Snapchat or become a music video pop star on Musical.ly? […]

My most frequently asked questions on cyber safety and parenting in a digital world

Cyber safety and digital parenting often evokes feelings of fear, confusion and overwhelm. There is no doubt that the digital world our children are immersed […]

My response to the ‘vile pornography ring’

This week there has been more reports of abhorrent behaviours by young people, sharing nude photos of others, commenting, naming them, degrading them and passing […]

The Modern Parent teams with Family Zone to keep kids safe online

As someone who is constantly talking to parents about the digital world and the challenges they face raising children today, I know that they often […]

4 Reasons your child’s brain is wired to have techno tantrums

This week on the blog I am thrilled to have Dr Kristy Goodwin sharing her expertise on why your child’s brain is wired to have […]

Internet contract for kids, tweens and teens

Having an internet contract is just one way of opening up the conversation about making good decisions online. I have done these again after many […]

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