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

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 […]

The Modern Parents Guide to Yolo: Q&A

The latest app craze to sweep the tween and teen world is Snapchat’s add on app, Yolo. Acronym for  “You Only Live Once”.   How […]

Facing the perils of privacy in a digital world

When we think about privacy today, we can probably best sum it up as complicated and constantly changing. The way we interpret privacy. The way […]

Social Media Age Restrictions: Why the system isn’t working

When it comes to allowing young people online and navigating the age restrictions of the social networks,  I have to say it is one of […]

When your child sees online pornography

What should you as a parent do if your child sees online pornography? Ok, its probably not even an ‘if’ anymore…more of a “when”. And […]

Should we be afraid of parenting in a digital world?

In my work helping parents navigate the digital world, I am often known to tread this space with an air of relative positivity. To embrace […]

Apps, Advertising & Grabbing our Kids Attention

Whilst we might think a lot about the content of an app before we download it onto a device, we don’t always think about the […]

The Modern Parents Guide to Live Streaming

Live streaming is fast becoming one of the most popular ways people connect, view content and share to their social media platforms. At the press […]

Reality TV shows: a bit of fun or thriving on a culture of bullying?

It always strikes me as odd, and I guess somewhat disturbing and hypocritical, when I see our morning shows spruiking the “no bullying’ message. They […]

Helping our kids thrive in a screen filled world

So how soon do we need to start thinking about the online lives of our precious offspring? How do we ensure they are getting everything […]

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