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advice on trolls

Dealing with trolls: advice to my teenage son

What happens when your child gets trolled? When they say to you “why would someone say that? How could they be so horrible?” Here’s what I recently told my teenage son on how to deal with trolls When people write vile and contemptible words via social media, often anonymously, there is a tendency to want […]

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Kate Winslet social media

Here’s why I cant take Kate Winslet’s advice to ban social media

Recent comments by Hollywood actress Kate Winslet suggest that she is keeping her kids away from all forms of social media for fear of them developing a distorted view of themselves and their body image. She told the Sunday Times in the UK that “it has a huge impact on young women’s self esteem because […]

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digital parenting

Digital Parenting needs to be proactive not reactive to keep kids safe & smart online

“Prevention is better than the cure”. An important philosophy that highlights the need to be proactive with many aspects of our lives. When it comes to cyber safety and digital parenting, it is a philosophy we certainly need to be espousing and working hard to ensure becomes the norm in both our teaching and our […]

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online porn and parenting

What to do when your child sees online porn

Will you know what to do when your child sees online porn? Think your don’t need to know? Last week we decided that it was highly likely your child will view online pornography, either by accident, curiosity, or an older sibling or friend. We also came to the conclusions that the pornography our children are […]

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Has your child seen online pornography-........probably yes

Has your child seen online pornography? Probably yes

Long gone are those days of young boys saving their pennies to buy Playboy magazines, share them around and hide them under their beds. The images may certainly have been eye opening to the young adolescent, but its fair to say they had nothing on the substantially more graphic depictions their little minds are now […]

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cyber safety

The very best advice for parenting in a digital world

I have written, presented and spoken about so many aspects of parenting, and in particular, parenting in this relatively new digital world. I love getting out to talk to parents and help them tackle the challenges they face as parents as well as those encountered by their children. By researching daily, by talking to kids […]

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technology and parenting

Technology is a great servant, but a bad master: help kids take control

Technology is a great servant, but a bad master. This take on Francis Bacons quote “Money is a great servant but a bad master” could also be replaced with the words the internet, social media, device, smart phone or any number of those things in life that we love and yet hate. Those things we […]

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perfectionism

Perils of Perfectionism: are you raising a perfectionist?

The perils of perfectionism? Isn’t it a good thing to want to do things well? Don’t we want kids that strive for great things? That try their hardest to succeed? To feel the satisfaction of attempting something and conquering it? Yes, but only if they can keep it in perspective and not have their every […]

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gaming

5 reasons playing video games can be good for your child

Parents often lament the obsession their children have with video games. They rue wasted time, an avoidance of other social interactions, a life on the couch, an inability to participate in other activities and a general sulkiness when told to tear themselves away. Firstly, I am not and never will advocate for a child to […]

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parenting & discipline

Saying yes to say no to your kids: getting discipline right

Saying yes to say no? Don’t we make it harder for ourselves if we give in? Of course…..sometimes. Disciplining our children is one of the hardest aspects of parenting. Knowing when to dig the heels in and be ‘tough’ and when to cut the slack and let things slide, can be a like walking a […]

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