Helping families in the modern world

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

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Rituals to make our kids more Resilient

To safely interact online it is becoming increasingly evident that our kids are going to require more resilience than ever before. Whilst we like focus on teaching kindness and the importance of empathy, it is unfortunately very true of this new world, that when communicating online, we open ourselves up to all sorts of personalities […]

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Is Our Natural Parenting Making Our Kids Bully?

Could the natural reaction of parents to their child’s behaviour be making them bullies? Or at the very least preventing them from developing empathy, understanding and the importance of respecting oneself and respecting others? Last week I was lucky enough to have a chat with Dr Justin Coulson,  about the research and real life experiences he […]

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Understanding Trolling

“Don’t feed the trolls”. We often hear this statement bandied around with reference to insidious online power plays that usually involve aggressive, repeated taunts by one or more parties to another.  It’s a valid statement, in so much as we know that bullying behaviours usually require the repeated input on the receiving end to keep […]

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