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digital distractions

Distracted by devices? Why multitasking may not be working for your child

Our increasing reliance on digital devices for pretty much everything, often leads us to believe that multitasking is indeed possible and even a prerequisite of daily life today. We can scroll, tweet, like, comment, share, play a round of ‘Words with friends’, crush some candy and answer an email whilst cooking, vacuuming, walking, driving, talking, […]

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digital parenting

My most frequently asked questions on cyber safety and parenting in a digital world

Cyber safety and digital parenting often evokes feelings of fear, confusion and overwhelm. There is no doubt that the digital world our children are immersed in can fill us with dread, can leave us feeling out of control, afraid for our children, and thankful we ourselves didn’t have to grow up in the glaring spotlight […]

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4 Reasons your child’s brain is wired to have techno tantrums

This week on the blog I am thrilled to have Dr Kristy Goodwin sharing her expertise on why your child’s brain is wired to have techno tantrums. Kristy is a leading children’s technology and development expert, author, speaker and consultant (and mum who also has to wrangle her smartphone from her toddler!).  She helps parents […]

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online parenting

Practise in the playground before playing online

I have written many times before about my concerns at simply following age recommendations when it comes time to handing our children a device, or setting them up on social media or letting them play games online. Sure, age restrictions are there mostly to protect young people and ensure that their playing is appropriate for […]

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parenting with video games

Top video games posts for parents from 2015

The amount of time kids spend playing video games, the types of video games our kids play and the fear of kids becoming gamer zombies with no social skills or relation to the real world, is often a challenge for parents today. But research, perspective and experience tells us that many times these fears are […]

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A letter from Santa for a new device, phone or tablet

If you suspect Santa may be gracing your child with a new device, a phone or a new tablet or ipad, then setting up some boundaries from the get go is the best way to ensure they remain a welcome addition and not an object of conflict! Pop this little letter from Santa in the […]

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A LETTER FROM

Video games for Christmas? Attach this letter from Santa

If you suspect your little ones may be fortunate enough to be getting video games or a new video game console for Christmas this year, you may want to slip in this letter from Santa to help set up some boundaries and ensure the game playing remains safe, healthy and lots of fun.   If […]

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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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