Teens and Social Media – Why it Matters and How to Keep it Healthy
Social media is a big part of a teenager’s life. As parents, it’s our job to understand why it matters so much to our teens and how we can help them keep it a healthy part of their life.
When Teens Get it Wrong – How to Manage Teen Behaviour in Ways that Nurture Growth
All teenagers get it wrong sometimes. As parents, it’s important that we understand how to balance a strong emotional connection with solid boundaries to nurture their growth.
Why your child (and teen) is ruled by emotion over logic
When your child is between two and eight, and again in adolescence, they’re ruled by their frontal cortex, or feeling brain. Neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis, explains what this means for…
What to do when your teenagers muckup
It is inevitable that at some point your tween or teen will do something wrong. Often, it is not something a parent can control, but what you can control is…
How do I know if my child is being cyberbullied and what should I do if they are?
These days, bullying no longer stops at the school gate when a child is picked up - it follows them home. Rachel discusses what the signs are that your child…
What times of the day should I limit or avoid screens?
(9:37 mins) This video will highlight two critical times of the day when parents/carers need to be careful about using screens.
The importance of mentors in your child’s life
Does your tween or teen child have a mentor? Dr Arne explores who a mentor is, what role they play in your child's life and why this is so important.
How to help your teen create a healthy personal identity
During the teenage years is when children start to develop their own personal identity, separate from their parents. Dr Arne discusses the practical things that parents can do to encourage…
Is my child addicted to technology?
If you were to ask them, many parents would say the thing they are most worried about when it comes to their children becoming teenagers, is drugs, but there is…
How much screen-time is appropriate for my child 5-8 years old?
Understand how to calculate healthy screen-time limits for your child, so you can stop feeling guilty.
Technology Time For Siblings of Different Ages
Digital and technology expert Dr Kristy Goodwin answers ParentTV members question: "As a parent of three young children (7, 4 and 1) I am beginning to see difficulties in ensuring…