ParentTV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

Our school has signed up to this amazing resource so it is FREE for you as a parent of Fremantle Language Development Centre to use.

If you need or have misplaced your ParentTV school code please contact the office by phone: 9312 4850 or via email: Fremantle.LDC@education.wa.edu.au

This weeks highlights include:

Our kids start out on their online journey with innocence. We can try to preserve this to an extent, but their naivety carries dangers that should not be underestimated.



As parents, we can sometimes find ourselves comparing our kids journey to other children or feel worried when other parents make comments. It’s so important to learn not to fixate on what your child can’t or can’t yet do, and focus on their potential. It is not anyone else’s business to judge your child on their progress and development. Read this blog post to learn more.


 

ParentTV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

Our school has signed up to this amazing resource so it is FREE for you as a parent of Fremantle Language Development Centre to use.

If you need or have misplaced your ParentTV school code please contact the office by phone: 9312 4850 or via email: Fremantle.LDC@education.wa.edu.au

This weeks highlights include:

It’s all very well to have rules for digital engagement at home, but what about when your kids are at a mate’s house? This Facebook video offers some strategies by ParentTV expert, Dr Kristy Goodwin to keep them safe.



One of the mistakes parents often make is thinking of their growing children as though they are small adults. In this mindset, we can often, by downward extension, apply the same expectations to our children that we would to ourselves. Here, Dr. Vanessa talks about trusting in the developmental process and knowing that what childhood looks like will be very different to the form it will take in adulthood.


 

ParentTV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

Our school has signed up to this amazing resource so it is FREE for you as a parent of Fremantle Language Development Centre to use.

If you need or have misplaced your ParentTV school code please contact the office by phone: 9312 4850 or via email: Fremantle.LDC@education.wa.edu.au

This weeks highlights include:

Dr Kristy highlights some of the potential pitfalls and risks if parents and carers allow kids to use technology at playdates – both for kids and parents alike. She’ll share some powerful stories of some of the digital mishaps that have occurred on playdates and outline why it’s usually best to avoid screens on playdates. You’ll also learn simple and polite ways to handle this tricky conversation with other parents, without offending them, or ruining friendships. 



Friends are a hugely important part of childhood and an integral part of the experience of growing up. For kids, friendship can be fantastic and/or fraught. The connections they have with their peers teach them so much about all walks of life and relationships as well as themselves! Read this blog for tips on how you can help your child navigate through these friendships.


 

ParentTV Highlights: This Weeks Snapshot

Our school has signed up to this amazing resource so it is FREE for you as a parent of Fremantle Language Development Centre to use.

If you need or have misplaced your ParentTV school code please contact the office by phone: 9312 4850 or via email: Fremantle.LDC@education.wa.edu.au

This weeks highlights include:

When you ask your child to say sorry, is it actually meaningful? If they don’t understand it, is there any point? Dr Vanessa Lapointe shares more in the above Facebook video.



Screen time and technology use. Have parents ever agonised over anything more?

From the time they’re toddlers, our children are charmed by Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam and their cohort. A few episodes of something simple can be a welcome respite for parents, and a source of engaging fun, interest and even education for little ones.

But, as they grow older, the territory becomes more fraught. We hear about eight-year-olds watching pornography, eleven-year-olds taking their Fortnite battles to real-life playgrounds, and kids in high school being harassed by their peers and spending upwards of 20 hours a week curating their social media profiles.

Big patches of their lives are carried out online, through screens, in virtual reality or the muddy terrain between real life and their internet existence. It can be hard for parents to know what they’re up to, and harder still to address it…