Helping families in the modern world

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

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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.

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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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top tips for tech devices

20 Tips for your tech gifts this Christmas: keep the kids and the devices safe

This Christmas there will no doubt be plenty of Santa sacks with all manner of tech gadgets and devices.  If your child is one of those lucky enough to receive a tech gift, and lets face it many will be going to school next year where these gadgets are a compulsory requirement, then there are […]

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building self esteem

Building children’s self esteem away from the screens

How do we build our child’s self esteem away from the screens? Away from the likes and followers and shares that have become the social currency for popularity, confidence and self worth? There is no doubt that uploading a photo online becomes a way to measure status. I read recently about the ‘100 plus or […]

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online safety

5 Digital parenting beliefs you can kiss goodbye

With so much information going around about what is and isn’t appropriate for our kids to be doing online, it is little wonder parents are confused. Whilst it is a relatively new challenge, it doesn’t diminish the need ensure to be constantly  thinking about technology and devices and how they will fit in to the […]

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Kids & Online Gaming: A Parents guide to getting it right

Many kids are now playing games online with friends and I often have parents raise concerns over time spent online, inappropriate behaviours and bullying, that sometimes spills over into the playground.   Here is a quick and easy slideshow guide to help parents put in place some rules and boundaries to help keep kids playing […]

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privacy online

Teaching kids to be private in a public world: Is it possible?

“A child born today will grow up with no perception of privacy at all……they’ll never know what its like to have a private moment to themselves, an unrecorded, unanalysed thought” Edward Snowden, 2013. Some rather somber words from Mr Snowden, but is he right? Do you think those babies born in the last few years […]

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