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

Tellonym app: what parents should know

Tellonym is another app doing the rounds, part of a growing list of anonymous question and answer feedback apps.  Tellonym has been around since 2016 […]

Tik Tok: What parents should know

If you have recently heard a bit of banter about the app Tik Tok, it is probably because it has become the number one downloaded […]

Helping kids thrive online

What are some of the fundamental principles our kids need to really thrive online? Those beliefs and values and parenting practices that don’t even require […]

Taming technology for toddlers and preschoolers: getting it right early

Taming technology for a toddler or preschooler is fast getting up there with toilet training and tantrums as one of the many challenges of modern […]

Sexting, Sending Nudes and Image Based Abuse

What advice can we give for our kids to stop them sending nudes? Or if it’s too late and an image gets out, how do […]

Lessons we can learn from ‘The Hunting’

  The recent SBS series The Hunting, highlighted the devastation caused by a nude photo scandal and the subsequent ripple effect this had on the […]

How much screentime is too much? Ask these questions instead

When it comes to our children’s use of the screens the focus for many is to look at issues of overuse and concentrate on ways […]

How to avoid getting scammed online

Nobody likes to get scammed. It can be embarrassing to say the least, expensive and at times devastating and life threatening at its worst. But […]

Playing Video Games: unravelling some common myths

The Interactive and Gaming Network (IGEA) have once again released a report of their research findings on how, why and by whom, video games are […]

Video Games are Not Heroin….. what the science really tells us

In a New York Times article from back in 2016, we read the headlines “We now know that those iPads, smartphones and Xbox’s are a […]

Intentional scrolling: 20 better things to do on your device

Could we all get a little more intentional with our scrolling and find some better ways to spend our time on our phone, tablet or […]

Raising a Good Kid in a Digital World

So what does it really take to raise a good kid in the digital world? After working in this space for over 10 years (and […]

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