Helping families in the modern world

Understanding your child’s world for happier family connections, with Martine Oglethorpe 

Speaking

Informative and relevant presentations, offering realistic strategies to help parents and kids navigate technology and the online world.  Available for schools, kinders, corporate, community and parent groups.

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Private or small group consultations and counselling on a range of issues, helping parents and their families face the challenges of the modern world.

Blog

Highly regarded blog featuring articles and resources on a range of parenting issues.

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 Freelance writing for print and online publications, as well as television and radio appearances, discussing a range of parenting issues.

 About Martine Oglethorpe

 

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I’m Martine, and I’m passionate about helping parents face the challenges of the modern world.

I want you to experience more joy and less stress as you incorporate the digital world into your daily lives. With a background in education and a Masters in Counselling, I am able to use my extensive professional experience in conjunction with the personal experiences of raising 5 children, to give a realistic approach to parenting today.

As a speaker, writer and family counsellor, I am excited to help you improve your relationship with your child with strategies, support and understanding. Learn More

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Latest blog posts

e-smart digital licence

A digital Licence for Safe, Smart Kids

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation recently launched their new initiative to help Australian primary school kids become safe, smart, responsible digital citizens, with the introduction of their  e-smart digital licence.  This is a fantastic step forward for our kids in Grade 6 who are already well immersed in a world lived largely online. Technology and portable […]

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Video game obsession

Want to stop your child’s video game obsession? Don’t make it the bad guy

I know many parents worry about the amount of time their kids play video games. They worry about the obsessive behaviours that cause arguments every time they are asked to turn off the games. They worry about homework being ignored. They worry about not enough fresh air and outside play. They worry about stunted social […]

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Strictly Ballroom

“A life lived in fear is a life half lived” ….. Goes for parenting too

“A life lived in fear is a life half lived” This was the quote repeated in the Musical version of Strictly Ballroom I was lucky enough to see last night (If you love a good musical this is so much fun, full of song, dance, glitter, sequins and some good Aussie humour). The premise of […]

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