Blog Category: Screen time


Episode 4 – Cyberbullying — what you need to know to keep your children safe – ABC Podcast

Is your child on Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook? Ninety-one per cent of Australian teenagers use[...]


Maggie goes Parental As Anything on RN Drive

On the launch of the new ABC podcast Parental As Anything with Maggie Dent, Maggie[...]


Managing kids’ screen time at home

Maggie wrote for ABC Life about how we can better manage screens for our kids[...]


Episode 1 – Screen Time – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Research shows Australian kids spend a third of their day in front of a screen.[...]


How to raise our boys with character

… or rather How to raise our boys with character, who will care about themselves,[...]


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[...]


10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

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


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[...]


Bringing mindfulness home: tips for parents

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


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[...]


Children and Screens: Finding the Balance

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


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[...]


Top Tips: Road Trips without Screens

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


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[...]


In defence of today’s ‘helicopter’ parents

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


Why won’t my kids play outside?

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


Raising Awesome Teens in a Chaotic, Sexualised World

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