Giving Away 3 copies of “Parenting in a Digital World: Stop fighting, start connecting”

“Parenting in a Digital World:Stop fighting, start connecting” is the new book by Parent Educator and counsellor and Easy Peasy Kids associate, Martine Oglethorpe from The Modern Parent. This book takes a comprehensive look at how our ‘real world’ parenting helps determine the experiences our kids have in using technology and the online world. I love that this book focuses on understanding … [Read more...]

Love Hurts A Lot……..

Love Hurts A Lot...   I loved our knotted fingers, Happily drowning in your backwards embrace, Not bothering to fill the silence We joked about being Romeo and Juliet. We pulled each other through, day to day But just as quickly pushed away Ripping apart the binding tendrils We can’t grow them back now because of her. It was unlike you, but you don’t regret it. Why did you settle … [Read more...]

Crying Teenager

Crying Teenager They say that crying is not a sign of weakness, but a sign that someone has been strong for too long. It somehow helps the pain but at the same time seems to make it so much worse.­ I try not to break down in front of my friends even though we know we all feel the same. The people who pretend to be okay seem to be the ones suffering the most. We all want someone to care but … [Read more...]

Facebook – Why I went Undercover

Facebook – Why I went Undercover There was an article published in the Melbourne Herald Sun on the 6th August about how I went undercover to see first-hand what children and teens could access on Facebook. I have since received over two hundred comments and emails; the majority supporting what I did, some questioning what I did, and some calling me a crap mum, a paedophile, a hypocrite and using … [Read more...]

Teenage behaviour

Teenage behaviour "Do you remember your teenage years?"  I mentor and work with  teenagers and am very lucky that they let me into their world.  I remember my teenage years as being rather confusing, feeling very self conscious, slightly awkward with a million and one questions in my head. I was 100% sure my parents did not understand what I was going through and their views and opinions seem to … [Read more...]

“Facebook – Two clicks away from the end of innocence”

WARNING: This post is extremely explicit and contains adult language and is written for 18+. If you are under 18 or feel you may be offended then DO NOT read it. This was a very hard post to write, but I feel very strongly about this issue, and therefore my obligation to pass this information on. Similarly, if you know anyone with kids on Facebook, please share this article with them. I am an … [Read more...]

Family Movies “Be Footloose and Flashdance back to your Tweens”

Family Movies what is suitable? The lovely Colin Wee from Superparents, many weeks ago asked me if I wanted to help put together a list of suitable movies for Tweens. Due to a number of work commitments my response is very late and I can only hope Colin forgives my tardiness. His great post Rated PG Tween: No more a Boy. Not yet a Man, offers some fantastic movie choices from the past and recent … [Read more...]