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

Friend or Follower? Helping kids know the difference

We know young people are spending increasing amounts of time socialising online. This can be both with people they know in real life, as well […]

Worried about video game addiction? This might help

It seems many have had the bejesus scared out of them over recent reports of video games and gaming addiction. Media articles and television segments […]

Why parents are key to keeping kids moving

Seems a little trite of me really to tell people to get their kids outside and moving. And I certainly feel that way sometimes when […]

The Modern Parents Guide to Tik Tok, the new Musical.ly

As of August 2018 the popular lip syncing app Muciscal.ly no longer exists in its original form. The parent company of Tik Tok, hugely popular […]

The Modern Parents Guide to Roblox

Roblox is an online gaming platform that is definitely popular with young people, and I am certainly receiving an increasing amount of queries from parents. […]

10 things to do right now for a safer online experience for your child

There is a myriad of information out there about parenting today, including how to ensure a safer online experience for your child. I know people […]

The importance of the shrug: a necessary skill for digital resilience

Why is a shrug so important to digital resilience you ask? Recently I was in my “Grit Strength” gym class which is not a regular […]

The Modern Parents Guide to Fortnite

Fortnite is the latest game craze to sweep the online gaming world and something that I am witnessing with a vengeance in both my own […]

Screentime rules: parenting for the individual child

What rules should I have for my family when it comes to screentime? How much screentime should my children be allowed? What can they play, […]

A More Respectful Internet for Safer Internet Day 2018

It’s Safer Internet Day on Tuesday the 6th Feb, and that means people around the world are getting vocal about the need for a more […]

The role of parents and screentime

What is our role as parents when it comes to screentime and digital devices? These little devices that connect us, entertain us, provide us with […]

Trust versus Freedom: Finding balance with your teenager

This is a guest post from Annie Wylie from ReachOut Australia  Finding the balance between trust and freedom with your teenager is a nerve-racking tightrope […]

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