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

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 […]

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 […]

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