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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Posts by The Modern Parent

Safer Internet Day 2021: Start the chat

Safer Internet Day for 2021 is help globally on February 9th. This year, the focus of Safer Internet Day is all about the need to […]

A little less screen and a little more green

This is not another guilt inducing post about how we are all ‘addicted’ to our screens, but it is a gentle reminder about the huge […]

Kids getting a device for Christmas? Grab some tips and a letter from Santa

Once again this year there will be many kids waking Christmas morning to a brand new device, phone, gaming console or shiny new computer. And […]

What kids need and what screens provide

In a recent webinar I gave on “Weaning the Screens”, I discussed the many things kids need to thrive and maintain wellbeing. During lockdowns and […]

Among Us: What parents need to know

Among Us is a game that has been around since 2018, but has recently had a massive spike in popularity. Like many games, there are […]

Weaning the Screens Webinar

There is no doubt we have all experienced a huge increase in the amount of screentime we have had this past year. And for many […]

Experiencing online music for learning, fun and productivity

As someone who doesn’t play an instrument I still call myself a lover of music and usually always have it on in the background. My […]

Dealing with the Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma is the latest Netflix documentary that brings into focus the ways we use and are manipulated by social media. It is a […]

Dealing with distractions working and learning from home

Whatever your situation right now, whatever level of working or learning from home you are at, we are always surrounded by a plethora of distractions […]

Why your child is hooked on Fortnite

Is your child hooked on Fortnite? Or any other video game, device or social network for that matter? Wondering what the appeal is and why […]

Managing Online behaviours: Controlling the narrative in difficult times

These times of change, unrest, polarising opinions, differing experiences and general feelings of uncertainty and anxiety, have left many people turning to social media to […]

Should we continue at a slower pace?

There have certainly been some devastating consequences of life during Covid-19 and many people have had their worlds turned upside down. Like everything that is […]

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