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Techno-tantrums? We’ve got some tips

Dr Kristy Goodwin says a techno-tantrum describes when children emotionally combust and throw a tantrum when you ask them to digitally disconnect and switch off technology. But what is normal behaviour and and how can parents manage the response?

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How to build quality family relationships

Children’s most important early relationships are with parents. Positive parent-child relationships are important for a child’s development. By switching off devices and appreciating simple things you can strengthen your relationship with your child.

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A focus on family life in Australia: 2019

Our second national survey of Aussie family life - First Five Years Snapshot of Australian Families - has confirmed that despite the rise of mobile devices it is television which is still occupying children’s screen time rather than phones or tablets.

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Keeping ‘digitods’ safe on the internet

The accessibility of the internet has created a need for cyber safety education for young children. Touch screens and internet connected devices and wearables, including children’s toys, have put the internet at the fingertips of preschoolers.

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Helping children cope with bad news

Today, with the advent of the digital age, and devices and screens at our children’s fingertips so too is the 24-hour, real-time news cycle. It makes children privy to the news of the world, good and bad, as it happens. How do we protect our children?

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Managing your child's screen time

Parents are giving in to devices and screen time to spare their sanity and manage children's behaviour, but how do you set the rules, controls and boundaries that are key to managing a good balance between healthy familiarity and too much device time?

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