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

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 […]

Transitioning back to school and a “new normal”

As many kids in Australia and around the world begin the transition back to school and to a “new normal”, it does come with some […]

Helping kids Connect and Chat Safely Online

These times of social distancing have meant that many kids are missing the all important connection the are so used to having with their friends […]

5 Wellbeing tips to live, learn and work from home

My social media feeds have seen a lot of people struggling with so many things at the moment. None more so than simply trying to […]

Online Activities to keep kids entertained, educated and energised

All of our sudden most of us have found our families and our kids in need of adjusting to a life without schools, playgroups, sports […]

Staying at home during covid-19: the digital parents guide

This “new normal” we are all finding ourselves faced with as a result of Covid-19 means we need to readdress some of our approaches, mindset, […]

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