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

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, […]

Why kids take risks online: and how you can help

Whenever our kids share things, engage with others or hang out in online spaces, they are opening themselves up to risk and the real chance […]

Safer Internet Day 2020: what can you do?

“Shouldn’t parents be paying closer attention to what their kids are doing online?” “When I speak to the school Principal, they say they have no […]

Teaching Stranger Danger in a digital world

What is the best way to teach about stranger danger in a digital world? When it comes to our kids hanging out in online spaces, […]

A letter from Santa for your new device

If your child is lucky enough to be one of the many children who will be receiving a new device, tablet or gaming console this […]

Building kids self esteem for greater digital wellbeing

As so much of a young persons social world revolves around their online feeds and connections, it is any wonder that likes and comments soon […]

Helping kids manage group chats

Group chats can be a great way for a number of people to participate in an online conversation together. It can make organising events and […]

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 […]

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