Empowering parents, students and teachers in the digital world 

Welcome to The Modern Parent

Martine Oglethorpe can help you understand your child’s world for better family connections and safe, responsible and savvy kids.

Martine is passionate about parents having a solid understanding of the challenges faced by their kids.  This means arming them with knowledge and perspective.

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and what The Modern Parent can do to help at your school for
presentations on a range of topics to help raise smart
and savvy digital kids.

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How can I help?

Parents

help with technology

Information is aimed at parents of children of all ages, from pre-school to teens.
Parenting and technology is an ever changing issue that needs
attention and recognition.

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Students

teachers and technology

Providing students with information
about their digital habits and how
it can compromise their physical,
social-emotional health
and attention spans.

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Teachers

teachers and technology

My presentations will offer a
comprehensive but relevant overview
of what our children are facing right
now and can be tailored to
specific needs of a group.

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Latest blog posts

Our latest articles on Parenting, Online Behaviour,
Apps & Reviews, Digital Trends and Online Safety

Helping Children Grieve Part 3: Practical ways for parents to help their children cope with loss

My previous posts have looked at helping children grieve and how a childs age and development can determine their reaction to grief. I will finish this by looking at some concrete ways in which we can help support our children through these difficult times.   Provide a safe place for them to vent their emotions. This […]

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Helping Children Grieve

Grieving is a very personal experience and many of us will find that we deal with grief in very different ways. This of course,  is the same for children.  If a family has suffered the loss of a family member, friend or even a beloved pet, it is important that parents allow their children to grieve […]

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Picking the Battles With Our Children – Negotiable vs Non-Negotiable Rules

The family unit can only run smoothly when respect, rules and a clear set of boundaries are firmly entrenched. In my previous post, Saying No to our kids, I wrote about the need to instill in your children the notion of accepting that ‘no means no’.  This is often necessary for a childs safety, for the efficient functioning […]

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Saying No to our kids – without the arguments, tears and tantrums

How often do we respond to a childs request by saying ‘no’ only to be worn down by negotiations, arguments, tantrums, whining and over-explaining?   Saying “no” translates instead to, “I’ll begin by saying no, but depending on my mood, where we are, who is watching, our energy level and overall stamina…then keep trying and I may very well give in” We all […]

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