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digital detox

I banned my kids from their devices for six months. Here's what I learned.

I don’t like the term “digital detox” - even though I was one of the first people to popularise it.

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sleep

The surprising secret to a well-rested child

If you’ve been trying to motivate your kids to get to bed on time … how’s that working out for you?

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boredom creativity

Let them be bored!

“Mum – I’m booooooooored!”

If you’re a parent, and that doesn’t sound familiar at this point in the school holidays, you don’t need to read this post. You need a hearing test.  

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Mobile Apps

Poll results: Should you let your 9-year-old walk to school?

We asked parents if they'd let their nine-year-old walk to school.

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Mobile Apps digital literacy

My kids are spending hours a day online. What do you mean they're not digitally literate?!

Results from the latest national assessment round of ICT skills (information and communication technology) show that being a whiz on SnapChat and Instagram won’t prepare kids to face a digital future.

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Mobile Apps sexting

Face the facts. Your teens are sexting.

Like it or not - and most parents absolutely hate it - sexting is a fact of life for today’s young people. And acknowledging that uncomfortable truth has prompted the Australian Medical Association (AMA) to take action.

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school holidays Screen time brain

Is screen-time literally shrinking your child's brain?

Are three hours a day on screens damaging your child’s brain? How about six hours a day? And what if they’re online pretty well constantly?

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school holidays Screen time

Taming the square-eyed monster: Holiday screen-time survival tips

The long lazy days of summer holidays are just around the corner. Don’t let screen-time battles get in the way of your kids’ good times - or yours either ;)

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