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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Latest blog posts

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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Top Digital Parenting Posts of 2014

As we pack up the Christmas tree and pop the champas on another rendition of “Auld Lang Syne”, it’s time to reflect on the year that was. I hope it was a good year for you. If it wasn’t so great, I hope you found the love and support from those close to you to […]

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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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