Blog Category: Screen time

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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:[...]

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In praise of a common-sense revolution

Recently I was listening to a radio interview with a motoring expert, and a listener[...]

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Horror movies, GTA and other parents’ boundaries

I recently received a message from a mum of a 7-year-old who was concerned about[...]

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The school pickup war zone

Thanks to the rapid changes in technology especially smart phones, well-meaning parents are much more[...]

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Digital abandonment in modern families

Maggie talks about how technology is disconnecting parents and children. Watch more ‘Maggie Moments’, subscribe[...]

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Impact of screens on kids under 5

Maggie talks about how iPads, smart phones and other screens impact young kids and how[...]

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Angry children

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about why some children vent after school and how[...]

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Why our children’s ability to think deeply is suffering

I want to chat about thinking. When I explore my building block about life skills[...]

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Why iPad playgrounds are a bad idea for shops and kids

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Can modern childhood get any more weird?[...]

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Modern life undermines parents – The Daily Edition

Monique Wright from Channel 7’s The Daily Edition discussed with Maggie how modern life is undermining[...]

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Getting Kids Active

In a world where screens seem to dominate, statistics for Australian kids around activity levels are[...]

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Boys and gaming: finding the balance

Original article published at essentialkids.com.au Gaming on a computer or device is a wildly popular[...]

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Q&A webinar with parents – 3/02/2014

In this 1 hour recording of a live webinar Q&A conducted between Maggie and a[...]

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Healthy Play vs Unhealthy Play

Most of you know how passionate I am about children having childhoods that are as[...]

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The Little Things are the Big Things: Building Resilience

Today’s modern world is full of so many innovations, knowledge and new ways of doing[...]

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Facebook addiction

Parenting expert Maggie Dent joins TODAY to discuss the telltale signs of social networking addiction.[...]

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Video games

Channel 9’s TODAY show invited Maggie to share her views on video games and the[...]