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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Reality TV shows: a bit of fun or thriving on a culture of bullying?

It always strikes me as odd, and I guess somewhat disturbing and hypocritical, when I see our morning shows spruiking the “no bullying’ message. They […]

Helping our kids thrive in a screen filled world

So how soon do we need to start thinking about the online lives of our precious offspring? How do we ensure they are getting everything […]

Rules for healthy, happy video gamers

We know that video games often get a bad wrap from media, parents and society as a whole as they lament their intrusion into a […]

The Modern Parents Guide to Apex Legends

New kid on the gaming block is Apex Legends. After amassing a huge following in it’s first weeks, it looks set to give the much […]

Scrolling with intention: getting the best return on our online investment:

Are we worried about the time we spend online? Should we take heed of warnings by media reports and popular articles that put the sole […]

Keeping control online

There are some pretty bad things that can happen online. There are some pretty wonderful and amazing things that can happen online too. There are […]

Safer Internet Day 2019: Digital RESILIENCE for wellbeing online and off

We’ve already covered Respect, Responsibility and Reasoning, as all necessary elements of a better online experience for all. The final “R” for Safer Internet Day […]

Safer Internet Day 2019: A healthy scepticism for REASONING Online

The 3rd “R” for Safer Internet Day 2019 is Reasoning. It can certainly be said that there’s not always a lot that is reasonable online. […]

Safer Internet Day 2019: who is RESPONSIBLE for our online experiences?

Responsibility is the second “R” for Safer Internet Day 2019, along with Respect, Reasoning and Resilience. And in order for everyone to have a better […]

Safer Internet Day 2019: show some RESPECT online

  Safer Internet Day 2019 on Tuesday February 5th is a global day dedicated to providing a better internet experience for all. The theme of […]

Some Favourite things I followed in 2018

There is certainly so much stuff out there to capture our attention and keep us scrolling, connecting, liking, commenting and sharing. Whilst I certainly hope […]

Let’s stop blaming the kids of today

It’s not that you didn’t have to use a device to be entertained when you were young…it’s that you didn’t have to say ‘no’ to […]

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