Helping families in the modern world

A blog about parenting, families and technology by Modern Parent, Martine Oglethorpe

Santas Magical Kingdom

Christmas traditions & a Santa’s Magical Kingdom Giveaway

I have written before about the importance of creating rituals and traditions for our families, for the immediate benefits as well as long term security of family and providing stability of experience, not to mention the wonderful memories they help create. And Christmas is certainly a time that provides for many family traditions, rituals and […]

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Cyber Safety and Parenting: Are we getting it right?

Do you think parents have a good understanding of what their kids are doing online?  Is ‘cyber safety’ something parents are really thinking about? Are the words ‘cyber safe’ even still necessary? Or should it all just come back to general parenting skills? Are we doing a good job of parenting in this area or […]

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Using teachable moments to keep kids safe online

Using teachable moments is one of the most effective strategies I have used to help keep kids safe and responsible online and help get them thinking about consequences to their behaviours and thinking.  We know most kids don’t respond well to lecturing. They tend to hear the first line, a few mumbles in the middle […]

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