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.

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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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Latest blog posts

technology in the classroom

30 ways your kids may be using technology in the classroom

SchoolPlaces.com.au helps take the pressure of families looking for a private school vacancy for their child. Search real-time vacancies and claim a last-minute place at one of Australia’s leading schools. Get on board and start saving today.   There is often a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to the technology that happens in the […]

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weighing up screentime

Weighing up screentime: why parents need to take a closer look

The challenge of managing screentime is one of the greatest issues concerning parents today. How much is too much? How long should each age group be allowed on the computer, or on the device? How do I get them off without a fight? I have written before about how to manage kids time with screens […]

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Understanding child behvaviour

Your kid isn’t trying to make you miserable: understanding your child’s behaviour

“You are just doing this to annoy me”, “Are you trying to make me miserable?” These are the desperate pleas I heard from a mother recently, as she grappled to keep her toddler in the shopping trolley whilst she finished her mammoth morning of shopping. When I got in my car I thought about those […]

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Parenting through the social and emotional changes of our kids

I have a couple of teens in my house right now. I have counselled lots of teens before. I have read a lot of research about best practises, about behaviour, about changes to the brain as they develop, about hormones and physical changes and how they affect their behaviours and about how to keep connections […]

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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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