Blog Category: Screen time

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Today’s parents and teens: the generation chasm

There has always been a generation gap between parents and teens. Things change from one[...]

Top Tips: Podcasts & audio stuff for kids

Podcasts and audio books remove the visual impact while enjoying the magic of the spoken[...]

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10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

A guest post from Dr Justin Coulson Wouldn’t it be great if parents really only[...]

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8 Simple Strategies to Prevent Your Child’s Techno-Tantrums

A guest post by Dr Kristy Goodwin Many parents today have endured their child’s techno-tantrums[...]

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Bringing mindfulness home: tips for parents

As a proud ambassador of meditation app Smiling Mind, Maggie wrote about how to create[...]

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Feeding your child’s passion from the banquet of life

When a child is born all parents hope that s/he will live a meaningful life and[...]

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Children and Screens: Finding the Balance

Is time spent on screens affecting my child’s development? Maggie shares some common-sense ideas for[...]

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The biggest challenges facing families today – The Advocate newspaper interview

Maggie was interviewed by The Advocate newspaper in Tasmania about the biggest challenges facing families[...]

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Top Tips: Road Trips without Screens

In September 2016, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent put a post on Facebook about[...]

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Making kids feel safe in 24/7 bad news cycle

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. Read full report. When I heard the[...]

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In defence of today’s ‘helicopter’ parents

Over the last couple of months I have been blessed to have been able to[...]

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Why won’t my kids play outside?

It must be annoying for many parents today who hear stories from older folk like[...]

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Raising Awesome Teens in a Chaotic, Sexualised World

with an afterword by Steve Biddulph The story in the media this week about the[...]

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My kids are driving me crazy

Wholefood blogger Lisa Corduff had a long chat to Maggie about connected parenting, dealing with[...]

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Healing our profound wound of human disconnectedness

The latest suicide figures from the ABS are alarming, worrying and hide a world full[...]

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Childhood stress: Why (and how) we all need to calm down

Increasingly, scientists are linking stress in infancy and childhood to the soaring numbers of people[...]

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Screen addiction

Maggie chatted with Today Tonight about children being addicted to screens view the full post with comments here…[...]

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Teen Boys & Gaming: The 10 Agreements for Healthy Balance

Recently a mum of 15-year-old boy came up and asked me a frequently asked question:[...]